‘Tennis, I’m saying goodbye’: Sharapova says it’s over
With an announcement in Vogue magazine, the 32-year-old has brought her eventful career to an end
From the shadow of Chernobyl’s nuclear wasteland to international superstardom, and from penniless arrival in the US, without a word of English, to estimated earnings of at least $300m.
For a long time Maria Sharapova’s story was the stuff of Hollywood dreams, a testament to the power of one individual to make it, whatever the odds, whatever people think.
A drug ban in 2016 and persistent injuries cast a shadow over her career, and on Wednesday, with an announcement in Vogue magazine, the 32-year-old brought her eventful career to an end...