The former World Number one tennis player, Maria Sharapova has just won six matches on the WTA circuit this year. With the prolonging agony in her right shoulder, the Russian ace, Sharapova has called off her clay court season and consequently she won’t be featuring at the Roland Garros 2019.
The two-time champion on the Paris terre-battue, Sharapova strives to gain strength in her shoulder. World Number 35, Maria Sharapova has begun her training on the practice courts and simultaneously she is working on the fixation of her shoulders.
“Withdrawing from the French Open today. Sometimes the right decisions aren’t always the easiest ones,” she posted. “In better news, I have returned to the practice court, and slowly building the strength back in the shoulder. I’ll really miss you Paris, until next year”.
On the Parsien clay, Maria Sharapova has vivid memories at Stade Roland Garros. In 2014, she defeated Simona Halep in the final and lifted up her second French Open crown on the Court Philippe-Chatrier. Amongst the active players on the WTA tour, only Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova are the only multiple-time champions on the French sludge.
Since her release from the doping-ban, the Russian, Maria Sharapova has collected just a WTA title in Tianjin, China. For her, the tennis season 2019 has been despairing till now. She was dismissed by the Miami Open 2019 champion, Ashleigh Barty in the fourth round of the Australian Open 2019.
Her last victory came in the opening round of the St. Petersburg Open 2019 and next match was followed by a withdrawal. After her withdrawal in Russia this year, Maria Sharapova did not step on the professional tennis courts.
She was sidelined from the ‘American Sunshine Double’, Stuttgart Open, Madrid Masters and then followed by Rome Masters. Sharapova had lost 215 points because of not participating in Madrid Masters and then she withdrew from Italian Open 2019, she lost 350 ranking points. On Monday, she will be ranked around 50 on the WTA scale.