Sharapova said about the approaching end of a career

Sharapova said about the approaching end of a career

Russian tennis player because of injury, withdrew from the tournament in Linz, but still arrived in Austria, after the autograph session and answering the questions of journalists

Photo: official website of the tournament Ladies Linz Upper Austria

The former first racket of the world Russian Maria Sharapova has announced that it has approached the end of his professional career, but still retains the power to participate in the matches. About this 32-year-old tennis player said at a press conference in the Austrian Linz.

Last week Sharapova because of a shoulder injury withdrew from the tournament Upper Austria Ladies Linz, which takes place these days. This season it is more on the court will come.

«Now for me the most important thing is to fully recover for the start of next season. I love tennis, but of course I have other goals in life. I’m nearing the end of a career, but who knows what will happen next,» said Sharapova.

Earlier this season, Sharapova because of a shoulder injury missed more than four months. In June, she returned to the court, reaching the second round at the tournament in Mallorca. At Wimbledon and the US Open she has lost in the first round.

At the moment in the WTA rankings, Sharapova is 137-th place. Last year, she graduated in the rank of the 29-th racket of the world.

Sharapova is the only Russian tennis player who won for his career in all four tournaments of «Grand slam». She twice won the «Roland Garros» and once — Wimbledon, the Australian Open and the US Open. In 2004, Sharapova won the WTA Championships, in 2012 he won silver at the Olympics in London.

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