Maria Sharapova will compete in this year’s Rogers Cup slated for August according to organizers of the Toronto tournament after the Russian was granted a wild card.
The former world number one, who only returned to competitive tennis last month after serving a 15-month ban for testing positive to a banned substance, will continue her comeback later this year in Toronto, and have already played in three WTA events for which she received wild cards.
The 30-year-old five times grand slam winner was recently denied a wild card to the French Open, starting on Sunday, but is looking forward to ‘one of the biggest events’ in Toronto.
“I’m really looking forward to coming back to Canada,” Sharapova said, as per Reuters. “This is one of the biggest events of the year and I hope to play my best tennis that week,” she added.