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Injured Tennis Superstar Sharapova Plans Return


7Dnews London - AFP

Wed, 09 Oct 2019 02:47 GMT

Russian tennis superstar Maria Sharapova announced Tuesday that she could return to the court at Luxembourg next week after recovering from a shoulder injury, AFP reported.

The 32-year-old Sharapova withdrew from the WTA indoor event in Linz last week after sustaining the injury.

Sharapova revealed that she would take part in the Luxembourg tournament that kicks off on October 14th, but she also confirmed that her main concern is to be fit for the 2020 season.

The five-time Grand Slam winner, Sharapova, lost her last match to Serena Williams in the US Open.

Sharapova confirmed that she is doing her best but she may need little more time and may return to action next week. The Russian tennis star said that she would test her injured shoulder again with a couple of practice sets as she is not in a rush.

"The main goal is to get healthy, put in the work and play a good schedule in 2020. I want to work my way into 2020 and be healthy," Sharapova said.

The Russian tennis star claimed the last of her five Grand Slam titles at the 2014 French Open and served a one-year ban following a failed drugs test at the 2016 Australian Open.