Maria Shara­pova to en­ter Wim­ble­don qual­i­fy­ing tour­na­ment

Cape Breton Post - - Sports -

LON­DON — Maria Shara­pova says she will not re­quest a wild card into the main draw at Wim­ble­don and will in­stead en­ter the qual­i­fy­ing rounds.

The Rus­sian, who re­turned last month from a 15-month dop­ing ban, had her re­quest for a French Open wild card re­jected by Roland Gar­ros of­fi­cials ear­lier this week.

In a post on her web­site, Shara­pova wrote: “Be­cause of my im­proved rank­ing af­ter the first three tour­na­ments of my re­turn, I will also be play­ing the Qual­i­fy­ing of Wim­ble­don in Roe­hamp­ton, and will not be re­quest­ing a wild card into the main draw.’’

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