BREAKING: Five-time Grand Slam tennis champion Maria Sharapova announces her retirement at age 32.
Maria Sharapova is retiring from professional tennis at the age of 32 after five Grand Slam titles and time ranked No. 1. She has been dealing with shoulder problems for...Maria Sharapova is retiring from professional tennis at the age of 32 after five Grand Slam titles and time ranked No. 1. She has been dealing with shoulder problems for years. Sharapova played only two matches this season and lost both. In an essay written for Vanity Fair and Vogue about her decision to walk away from the sport, posted online Wednesday, Sharapova asks: “How do you leave behind the only life you’ve ever known?” She burst onto the tennis scene at 17 when she won Wimbledon in 2004 and would go on to complete a career Grand Slam with two titles at the French Open and one each at the U.S. Open and Australian Open. The Russian, who moved to Florida as a child, served a 15-month ban after failing a doping test in 2016. Since that suspension, Sharapova managed to reach only one major quarterfinal. After so much success on the tennis court and off, so much time in the spotlight, Sharapova walks away having lost four consecutive matches at Grand Slam tournaments. The latest came last month at the Australian Open, where she was beaten 6-3, 6-4 by Donna Vekic. That sent her ranking tumbling outside of the top 350 — she is 373rd this week — and Sharapova has not played anywhere since. She was asked after that defeat whether it might have been her last appearance at Melbourne Park, where she won the trophy in 2008, and she repeatedly replied with “I don’t know.” But her right shoulder has been a problem off-and-on for more than a decade. She played a total of 15 matches last season, going 8-7. “I put in all the right work. There is no guarantee that even when you do all of those things, that you’re guaranteed victory in a first round or in the third round or in the final. That’s the name of this game,” Sharapova said after what turned out to be her final match. “That’s why it’s so special to be a champion, even for one time.” ___ More AP tennis: https://apnews.com/tag/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports AP NEWS Read more: The Associated Press
5 time 🤔 didn’t she won 2 Grand Slams Overdue! Will remember her as the most MEAN sports person ,in both male or female never seen one like her 😏😏 Looks like everyone in comments is aware Sharapova used doping and steroids The cheater She should have stayed gone after she was suspended Drugs will ruin your career when everyone finds out
Yeah...not be allowed to dope anymore has a funny way of ending that competitive streak. When the blonde hair toss stops working for ya... Lol Didn't she retire after her 5th win? 💀
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Where’s the *? Who. I’ll be 32 this year, wish I could fucking retire 😣 abc3340 She was dealt a lousy hand with that banned substance issue. I see several other women out there that look like the Incredible Hulk. Powerful serves. Speed and agility. Are they testing these women too? Cockroaches congrats on a great career!
Black people being black people in the comment section. Hard pass She's just 32?....seems like she's been playing forever
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Well that ought to control the high decibel levels on the court now that the screeching during every shot will be gone. siad_eng she get in every thing she went right she is retirement she hve alot of money car house she dont went to play tenis again many might miss her beauty Well she finally beat Serena, ............. to retirement, that is.
Noooooooooooooo Enjoy a healthy retirement from tennis! Bestt wishes to a great champion!
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wow Not being able to cheat by doping anymore probably made it too hard to stay in the game. The courts just got a lot quieter... 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 She couldn't win anything after her suspension for doping. Makes one wonder, at least she is laughing all the way to the bank. Breaking: five time grand slam champion Maria Sharapova retires from getting her ass beat by Serena Williams
Motherhood is undefeated. ✌🏾
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Good. Great legs great ass roybelly Feels like this is like the Walking Dead talk from the other day. This didn’t happen 5 years ago? She'd had a great career. It's going to be fun and interesting to see who matches and exceeds her 5 Grand Slams out of the current crop of players. Will always miss at th court my love... 😍😍😍😍
I'll be lucky to retire at 64. I wish her the best and have nothing against her nor do I deny her amazing talent(s) ... but ... watching her pay was excruciating - scream grunt moan pace sigh sulk look up at her team sigh turn away pace grimace scream grunt moan pace sigh sulk look up at her team sigh scream
Shit, that must be nice. She had a great career. You have to know when to fold'em.
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Oh wow! Yup. No surprise there. Very sad news! She'll be voting for Bloomberg. Ok SallyJaster403 I would like to retire at 32 as well. Wow 😂
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