According to a report, Maria Sharapova wish for a main draw French Open wildcard will be denied. Daily Telegraph writer Simon Briggs broke the news yesterday, revealing the French Open will not give the former champion a main draw wildcard but instead likely offer her one into the qualifying.
The tournament is scheduled to officially announce their wildcards on May 15. Sharapova’s bid for a main draw spot has been met with much criticism.
And if true, will Wimbledon do the same?
Sharapova is scheduled to return from her 15-month ban tomorrow in Stuttgart where she’ll meet Roberta Vinci who also is against Sharapova’s wildcards.
“I don’t agree about the wild card here,” Vinci said. “I think she is a great player, person. She made her mistakes, for sure, but she paid and she can return to play but without any wild cards, any help, but just to play.”
Sharapova has also been given wildcards into Rome and Madrid. And with Serena on the sidelines the rest of the season, the WTA and women’s tennis is desperate for someone to fill the void.
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