Fit-again Maria Sharapova set to return to tour after accepting wildcard entry at Mallorca Open

Former World No 1 Maria Sharapova is set to return to the tour after accepting a wildcard entry at the Mallorca Open, four months after undergoing surgery on her right shoulder.

 Fit-again Maria Sharapova set to return to tour after accepting wildcard entry at Mallorca Open

File image of Maria Sharapova. AP

The Russian has not competed since she withdrew from a second-round match at the WTA St Petersburg Ladies Trophy in January and she skipped the entire claycourt season, including the French Open.

 “I’m very happy... to announce that I’m going to accept the wild card to play the Mallorca Open,” the 32-year-old said in a statement.

“I want to thank the tournament for the opportunity it gives me and all my incredible fans who have been supporting me in recent months.”

The Mallorca Open, a warm-up grasscourt tournament for players before Wimbledon, begins on 17 June and the draw will also feature other former world number ones such as defending Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber and Victoria Azarenka.

Updated Date: Jun 10, 2019 17:11:34 IST