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Eighth racket of the world Agnieszka Radwanska, who had urged the organizers of the tournament “Grand slam” is not to give Maria Sharapova a special invitation (wild card) is a player the average level, said agent of the Russians Eisenbud Max. According to him, the pole can expect to win on “Rolan Garros” and Wimbledon, only if in these tournaments will not play Sharapova, Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka and Petra Kvitova.
“Tennis players intermediate level — such as Agnieszka Radwanska and Caroline Wozniacki — have never won the tournament “Grand slam”. They are gradually yielding their positions to the younger generation. Their only chance to win is to get rid of strong competitors. They can expect something only if the court will be Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka and Petra Kvitova. In addition, they have not read the decision of the court of arbitration for Sport in the case of Sharapova and know nothing about it” — quoted Eisenbud the New York Times journalist Ben Rothenberg.
Ranking Sharapova does not allow her to get into the main draw of the next tournament series “Grand slam” — “Rolan Garros” and Wimbledon. According to Agnieszka Radwanska, Sharapova to qualify for these tournaments you must score points to less prestigious competitions. The organizers of the “Roland Garros” and Wimbledon are not supposed to give Sharapova a wild card.
“Now she got a wild card in Germany, then waiting for her in Spain, but it has not yet received invitations to Paris and London, and, in my opinion, must remain so. She needs to break in these tournaments due to the high results”, — quotes Reuters Radwanska.
Sharapova will play their first match after returning to the court on April 26 in the tournament in Stuttgart. She also received a wild card for the prestigious tournament in Madrid and Rome, which will be held in may 2017. The organizers starting may 28, “Roland Garros” will announce a decision regarding the participation of the Russians on may 15.
Previously, the French tennis player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, occupying tenth place in the ATP ranking, has opposed the participation Sharapova at the “Roland Garros”. Providing the Russian wild card for the Open championship of France he likened to “a candy for a child who misbehaves”.
Also against issuing special invitations to tournaments Sharapova made the first room of the men’s ranking Briton Andy Murray. In his opinion, the players served a suspension for doping, must improve your ranking to qualify to the big tournaments.
In June 2016, Sharapova was disqualified by the International tennis Federation (ITF) for two years for the use of Meldonium. Exclusion from participation in the competition came into force on 26 January 2016. In October 2016, the disqualification was reduced to 1 year 3 months. Sharapova will be able to play on the WTA tour since April 26, 2017.
In early March of 2016, the Russian at a specially convened press conference, said that in her doping sample taken during the Australian Open in January 2016, was discovered Meldonium. From 1 January 2016 this medication belongs to banned by the world anti-doping Agency (WADA). All responsibility Sharapova took over, saying that he did not know about the prohibition of the drug, which is nearly ten years took on the advice of a family doctor.
After the decision on the disqualification Sharapova appealed to the CAS, demanding to reduce the sentence. The Russian has not appeared in court since late January 2016 after losing to American Serena Williams in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. In October 2016 it was expelled from the WTA rankings.
Sharapova became the first and only Russian tennis player who won all the tournaments of “Grand slam” in career. She twice won the “Roland Garros” and once won the championship at the US Open, Wimbledon and the Australian Open. In 2012, Sharapova won the silver medal at the summer Olympics in London, and in 2004 won the WTA Championships.