Maria Sharapova has been awarded a wild card in the tournament of Brisbane Open. The 2015 Brisbane champ will get a chance to compete in the cup. WTA Tour has announced this huge news about Sharapova’s entry in the competition.
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The concept of wild card generally deals with adding unseeded or exciting prospects to the tournament. Maria Sharapova is a surprise entry in the Brisbane Open due to her entry as a wild card. She has previously also been handed a wild card for US Open in 2017.
The Russian has recently defeated Ajla Tomjanovic in the World Tennis Championship. The competition held in Abu Dhabi was an easy win for her. After this tournament, she has provided an update that she will be missing Hawaii Open.
Maria Sharapova was sidelined for a lot of tournaments in 2019. She even missed the Luxembourg Open. The shoulder injury has been a constant difficulty for the Russian.
The Brisbane Open wild card is a great opportunity for Sharapova. This is a boost as training for the Australian Open. In her recent tweet, she has mentioned that she is back in training. This was a positive reinforcement for her fans.
Taking part in the Brisbane Open will be a huge upside for Maria Sharapova. She will get plenty of training and the warm-up to get her back in the game. It will mostly help her to prepare for the Australian Open in the coming year.
Sharapova is a previous Brisbane Open winner. She won the competition back in 2015. During that, she defeated Ana Ivanovic in the finals. She also reached Australian Open finals that year.
Brisbane Open is a competition that provides singles and doubles match for both men and women. This time, this competition will take place from 6 Jan – 12 Jan.
This competition is a good stepping stone for participating in the Australian Open. The Australian Open will be held from 20 January.