Maria Sharapova has got a wild card entry at the Brisbane Open starting on 6 January
Sharapova said – I still have a lot of tennis left, I will present a tough challenge
Last year, Serena crashed out in the first round of the US Open.
Dainik BhaskarDec 31, 2019, 02:17 PM IST Sports Desk. Former world number one women's tennis player Maria Sharapova will start the 2020 Brisbane Open. He has got a wild card entry in this tournament. It will be played between 6–12 January. Sharapova is also excited about this. He said, "When I was young I never thought that I would play even after crossing the age of thirty. But I think I still have a lot of tennis left. As long as my shoulder is fine and health supports. Till then I will play tennis. "
The 32-year-old Russian player has been away from the tennis court since the US Open last year. She was defeated by Serena Williams of America in straight sets 6–1, 6–1 in the first round of this tournament. Sharapova played only 15 competitive matches due to a shoulder injury in 2019. She did not even participate in the Luxembourg Open. This also had an impact on his ranking. She slipped to 133rd in the world rankings.
Sharapova said – new start for me after a difficult season
Regarding the Brisbane Open, Sharapova said, "This is a new beginning for me after a difficult season, I saw a lot of ups and downs last year. There have been times when I was ready, but not shoulder. However, the off season has been good for me. Now I am excited to play. The Russian player won the Brisbane Open title by defeating Ana Ivanovich in 2015. For them, this tournament will prove to be important in terms of preparation for the Australian Open starting on 20 January. "