Tennis: Sharapova gets US Open special case for first post-boycott Slam
NEW YORK (City News) – Five-time significant champion Maria Sharapova of Russia will play her first Grand Slam occasion since serving a 15-month doping suspension subsequent to accepting a special case Tuesday into the US Open.
The move by the US Tennis Association (USTA) comes after Sharapova, positioned 148th this week, was rejected for a special case spot into the French Open and missed Wimbledon with thigh damage.
Sharapova tried positive for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open and was suspended by the International Tennis Federation, a boycott that finished in April.
From that point forward, Sharapova has required trump cards to get into competitions, drawing feedback from some kindred experts.
“Her suspension under the terms of the tennis against doping program was finished and in this manner was not one of the variables said something our special case determination process,” the USTA said in an announcement.
“Reliable with past training, a special case was given to a past US champion who required the trump card for passage into the primary draw. Past US Open champions who have gotten US Open principle draw trump cards incorporate Martina Hingis, Lleyton Hewitt, Kim Clijsters and Juan Martin del Potro.”
Previous world number one Sharapova won the 2006 US Open and also Wimbledon in 2014, the 2008 Australian Open and the 2012 and 2014 French Opens.
Sharapova will likewise address youth about the advantages of the counter doping program and the requirement for players to be cautious about the prohibited substance list, something she conceded not doing when she didn’t get meldonium being added to the boycott list in 2016.
“Also, Sharapova has volunteered to address youthful tennis players at the USTA national grounds about the significance of the tennis against doping program and the moral duty every player needs to conform to the program s necessities,” the USTA said.
Sharapova has shaken off feedback from match players about trump cards and the French Open scorn, tweeting in the wake of being denied a spot at Roland Garros, “If this is the thing that it takes to ascend once more, at that point I am in it the distance, regular. No words, amusements or activities will ever prevent me from achieving my own fantasies. What’s more, I have numerous.”
Players in Cincinnati during the current week s WTA occasion invited Sharapova once more into Grand Slam tennis.
“I m beyond any doubt this is an extraordinary minute for her to have a chance to have returned to a place where she has done as such well,” ninth-positioned Venus Williams said.
World number six expelled any thought it is inappropriate to give Sharapova a special case, saying, “Whichever way it s not a contention. I wear t have an issue with that.”
Sharapova has pulled back from US Open warm-up competitions in Toronto and Cincinnati the previous two weeks in the wake of agony a left lower arm damage at Stanford.
In her first US coordinate since March 2015, Sharapova crushed American Jennifer Brady 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 at Stanford.
In any case, in the triumph, Sharapova endured the lower arm damage that has sidelined her since, even in the wake of touching base in Cincinnati cheerful of playing as a special case in the last major tuneup before the US Open.
“Following the specialist s guidance on location, as a safeguard for the US Open, I am shockingly pulling back from the competition with the left lower arm damage I maintained in Stanford,” Sharapova said.