Maria Sharapova retires: Novak Djokovic, Billie Jean King lead tributes to 'inspirational' Russian tennis star
Maria Sharapova’s fellow players described her as inspirational and praised her fighting spirit following the Russian’s announcement of her retirement from tennis at the age of 32 on Wednesday.
Maria Sharapova: A complicated tennis champion whose career was propelled to great heights by the sheer force of her will
Maria Sharapova's career was a journey that was filled with the most dizzying of peaks and the most humbling of valleys, and that combination of extremes is probably what made it so incredibly memorable.
Maria Sharapova retires: 'The best is yet to come for you', Twitter reacts as five-time Grand Slam champion calls it a day
Florida-based Sharapova, whose Wimbledon victory in 2004, aged 17, propelled her to superstardom, broke the news of her retirement in an article for magazine Vanity Fair.