Former World No.1 and Wimbledon Champion Maria Sharapova recently provided and update on her Grass Court tournament schedule and the one very interesting thing that came from the statement is that she wants to play the Wimbledon Qualifying Rounds.
This is what she wrote on her official website –
“An update on my grass court tournament schedule.
A few months ago, I received a wild card offer from Birmingham, one of my most memorable tournaments as a young player. I am so grateful and excited to be playing this event again!
Because of my improved ranking after the first three tournaments of my return, I will also be playing the Qualifying of Wimbledon in Roehampton, and will not be requesting a wild card into the main draw.
I have already started getting treatment on the injury I sustained a few days ago in Rome, and will begin my preparation as soon I get better.