Five-Time Grand Slam Champion Maria Sharapova Retires From Professional Tennis

Russian Tennis Player, Maria Sharapova has announced her retirement from tennis at the age of 32. Sharapova won her first grand slam at the age of 17 at the 2004 Wimbledon. Going on to win all four major titles after she clinched the 2012 French Open title. Maria talked her about her inability to compete at the same level as before since returning from serving a 15-month drug ban for the use of Meldonium.

Maria, 17, Wins 2004 Wimbledon

Being plagued with a series of shoulder injuries made her body feel like a distraction. Maria said she received the final signal when she lost 6-1 6-1 to Serena Williams at the first round of last year’s US Open. Maria amassed thirty six singles titles including winning over £29m in prize money.

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