Sharapova gets wild card for Rogers Cup
TORONTO - Maria Sharapova has been awarded a wild card for the Rogers Cup in August in her comeback from a 15-month doping ban.
Since her return, the former No. 1 player has used wild cards to play three events on the WTA Tour. She was denied a wild card for the French Open.
Rogers Cup tournament director Karl Hale calls her a “fan favourite,” noting she has completed her punishment. A number of players have been outspoken about Sharapova receiving free passes into tournaments. Sharapova reached the Rogers Cup final in 2009. She says she has “great memories” of playing in Toronto.