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Maria Sharapova gets WTA Stanford Wildcard

Maria Sharapova gets WTA Stanford Wildcard

Fans in Stanford would be excited for this year’s Bank of The West Classic as Maria Sharapova gets WTA Stanford Wildcard.

The former World No.1 has not competed in America since the 2015 Miami Open, and is returning to the tournament for the first time since 2011.

“I am excited to return to the Bank of the West Classic and would like to thank the tournament for giving me the opportunity to play,” said Sharapova.

The five-time Grand Slam champion recently confirmed that she would miss Wimbledon and the rest of the grass season due to injury.

Sharapova, ranked 173rd in the world, made her Tour return in April in Stuttgart, reaching the semi-finals.

She had been due to try to qualify for Wimbledon but she pulled out earlier this week, citing a muscle injury.

Former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka is also in the 28-player singles draw.

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