Maria Sharapova Announces Retirement

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Published on February 26, 2020 - Duration: 00:58s

Maria Sharapova Announces Retirement

Maria Sharapova Announces Retirement The five-time Grand Slam champion announced her retirement from tennis after a 19-year professional career.

Sharapova turned pro in 2001 at the age of 14 and would go on to reach No.

1 in the WTA rankings several times.

The 32-year-old has cemented her legacy as a tennis great despite dealing with shoulder injuries and surgeries throughout her career.

In 2016, she faced a 15-month suspension for testing positive for a banned substance.

Sharapova is also known for a her longtime rivalry and feud with tennis legend Serena Williams .

Sharapova compiled a career record of 645-171 in singles which included 36 titles.

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