Maria Sharapova quietly retires from Professional Tennis. The former Wimbledon champion official goodbye has not led to outpouring memories. According to sports news, her retirement was not given much attention in social media, moreover from her peers.
Sharapova is one of the most successful women’s players in the Open Era. With only 12 women won at least five Grand Slam, and 6 to claim a career Slam. Sharapova is in both of those exclusive clubs. But it does not seem she’ll be missed too deeply in the sport.
Who is Maria Sharapova?
Maria Yuyevna Sharapova is a Russian former professional tennis player. Sharapova competed on the Women’s Tennis Association tour from 2001 to 2010 and has been ranked world No. 1 in singles. It was by the WTA on five separate occasions, for a total of 21 weeks.
Sharapova is one of ten women and the only Russian to hold the career Grand Slam. Also, she is an Olympic silver medalist in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. She achieved a rare level of longevity in tennis and called one of tennis’s best competitors based on sportsbook reviews.
Furthermore, she became No.1 for the first time at the age of 18. Also, she is the first Russian female tennis player to top the singles rankings. Her five Grand Slam titles are from the Australian Open, two from the French Open, US Open, and the Wimbledon.
Maria Sharapova Quietly Retires with an Injury
The 2004 Wimbledon champion was unseeded for the first time since her debut in 2003. She is currently ranked 80th in the world according to betting picks sources. She returned from a shoulder injury last month. It was from a five-month recovery after the surgery in February 2019.
Sharapova’s participation during this year’s Wimbledon was only her second tournament since January. She was on her opening match against France’s Pauline Parmentier when she retired. It was due to an injury.
According to Sharapova, she had a history of a tendon in her left forearm flaring up. It happened again during the second set. And, “I probably couldn’t have gotten through the whole final set, but I did my best,” she added.