Former World No. 1 tennis player Maria Sharapova is all set to return in action with upcoming Mallorca Open 2019 starting from June 17th at Santa Ponsa Tennis Club, Spain. This will be the fourth edition of the women’s tennis tournament and the final of the prestigious event is scheduled to be played on June 23rd, 2019. Sharapova has already geared for her power-pack comeback at the court as she has been practising at the Santa Ponça Country Club facilities in Calviá for several days.
The 32-year-old Russian said in a statement at Mallorca Open website, “I am happy to be able to announce that I am going to accept the wild card to play the Mallorca Open”. She also thanked her fans for their kind support by saying, “I want to thank the tournament for the opportunity it gives me and all my incredible fans who have been supporting me in recent months”.
The ace Russian player had been sidelined from the game since St. Petersburg Open, held in January 2019 at Russia. Now, after recovering well from her five-month-long injury, she is coming back at Mallorca Open.
Due to her long-standing shoulder injury, Sharapova continues to be out of action as earlier she had been ruled out from Italian Open in March 2019 which was later followed by her French Open exit in May 2019. Apart from these two big events, the two-time Roland Garros title-winner also missed out other important tournaments like Stuttgart Open and Madrid Open 2019 in the past few months.
In this year’s Mallorca Open, Sharapova will be seen in the poster of the tournament along with two other former top-ranked players, Angelique Kerber of Germany and Victoria Azarenka of Belarus who is currently reigning at the position of Wimbledon Champion.
Main Draw entrants in Mallorca Open 2019:
- First seeded Angelique Kerber from Germany
- Second-seeded Anastasija Sevastova from Latvia
- Third-Seeded Belinda Bencic from Switzerland
- Fourth-seeded Elise Mertens from Belgian
- Fifth-seeded Amanda Anisimova from USA
- Sixth-seeded Caroline Garcia from France
- Seventh-seeded Sofia Kenin from USA
- Eighth-seeded Kateřina Siniaková from Czechia
Wild-Card entries to Main Draw:
- Lara Arruabarrena from Spain
- Andrea Petkovic from Germany
- Maria Sharapova from Russia