Maria Sharapova announces her retirement from tennis

Russian star Maria Sharapova, 32, announced her retirement from tennis after a career in which she topped the professional rankings and won five grand slam titles in an article published in Vogue and Vanity Fair.

Sharapova wrote: "How can you leave behind a life that you didn't know otherwise? How do you get away from the playgrounds you've been trained to play since you were a child, the game you love, which has caused you unspeakable tears and joys, a sport where you have found a family and fans who have stood behind you for more than 28 years? This is new to me, so excuse me. Tennis. Goodbye."

"Tennis was a mountain for me. On my way, I encountered the valleys and turns, but the sights from the top were amazing. After 28 years and five Grand Slam titles, I'm ready to climb another mountain, to compete on a different ground."

Maria Sharapova announces her retirement from tennis

"I gave my life to tennis, and tennis gave me a life. I'm going to miss it every day, I'm going to miss practice and my daily routine: waking up at dawn, tying my left shoe bar before the right, and closing the pitch gate before Hitting the first ball of the day. I'm going to miss my team, my coaches, the handshakes after winning or losing, and all the athletes, whether I know them or not, who pushed me to give my best."

Sharapova has won five grand slam titles, starting with her first Wimbledon crown in 2004 as a 17-year-old, then adding The Flushing Meadows (2006), Australian Open (2008) and French Roland Garros twice in 2012 and 2014.

But her career was abruptly halted in 2016, after a positive doping test on the sidelines of the Australian Championships, leading to her 15-month suspension.

After returning to the field, Sharapova has not regained her usual level and has now dropped to 373rd in the professional women's rankings.

The Russian star, who remains one of the most well-known faces in the game, missed the yellow ball season last year due to chronic shoulder pain. This was negatively reflected in her results, coming out of the first round in her last three major tournaments, Wimbledon, Flushing Meadows 2019 and The Australian Open in January.
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