Maria Sharapova, a world-renowned tennis star announced her retirement from tennis.
Los Angeles: Maria Sharapova, 32, a world-renowned tennis star from Russia and five-time Grand Slam champion, announced her retirement from tennis.
According to foreign news agency AFP, the Russian athlete defeated a French rival and won the Grand Slam for the last time in 2014.
The last time he announced his retirement was at the Australian Open 2020 and he was already beaten in the round.
Announcing retirement, Maria Sharapova said, "I am saying goodbye to tennis."
"I gave my life to tennis and tennis gave me life," he said.
The tennis star said in her statement: 'She will miss her very much every day, her training and daily engagements'.
Maria Sharapova said, "Before getting up in the morning to tie up straight leg shoelaces, the door of the tennis court, my team, my coach, the time when I was sitting on the tennis court bench with my father. Had fun, after defeat or victory, shaking hands with rival players, I will miss everything very much. '
Maria Sharapova moved to the United States for tennis training in 1994 at the age of 7.
At the age of 17 in 2004, Maria Sharapova made her first Grand Slam title, defeating No. 1 seed Serena Williams in the Wimbledon final.
Maria Sharapova first appeared in the world rankings in 2005 when she won 2 French Open titles, one Australian Open and US Open title with the Wimbledon title.
In 2016, Maria Sharapova confessed to failing 'drug tests' during the Australian Open due to the use of prohibited drugs.
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has temporarily suspended them for 2 years after being recognized by the five-time Grand Slam champions.
The appeal by the tennis star was banned for 15 months.
Maria Sharapova, who has returned to the world of tennis after the ban, has not had any significant success.