Maria Sharapova’s comeback from a 15-month doping ban include a stop at Stanford University for the July 31-6th August event, the organizers announced it on Wednesday.
This astonishing Russian lady is the Five-time grand slam champion and she received an invitation to come and play at the WTA Stanford tournament which will be held at the end of the next coming month as the Russian star continues her return from a doping deferment.
The comeback of this stunning Russian lady after a long time of 15 months will include a stop at the Stanford University from July 31 to August 6 event. Organizers made an announcement on Wednesday.
The officials of this event gave the 33-year-old Sharapova a wildcard entry as she gets set to compete for the very first time in the tournament in six years.
Sharapova said, “I am excited to return to the Bank of the West Classic and would like to thanks the tournament for giving me the opportunity to play”.
Victoria Azarenka the former world number one player is also in the 28-player singles draw.
The reason behind the ban on Sharapova is the heart and blood boosting drug. She was banned when tested positive for meldonium, the heart and blood boosting drug, at the 2016 Australian Open. She gives clarification to that ban that she had taken it for many years and did not know it had been placed on the banned list at the start of the year 2016. She was issued ban a two-year suspension, but she made an appeal on that and the Court of Arbitration for Sport reduced the ban on the appeal she made.
This strong player of the Russia ranked 173rd in the world, made her tour return in April at Stuttgart where she reached the semi-finals. She tried her level best to try to qualify for Wimbledon but she pulled out earlier this week because she faces a muscle injury.
She denied an invite to the French Open, which was enfolded up Sunday.