Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova in the personal account Twitter reacted to the decision of the organizers of the "Roland Garros" not to grant her a wild card (special invitation) for the tournament.
"If this is necessary in order to once again be on top, then I accept it. No words or actions will not stop me on the way to the dream. And I have them a lot," wrote the athlete.
16 may the head of Federation of tennis of France Bernard Giudicelli said about refusal in issue Sharapova a wild card. He explained his decision by the need to respect "the spirit of fair play". Head Women's tennis Association (WTA) Steve Simon criticized the decision of the organizers. He stressed that at the moment there is no reason to impose sanctions on Sharapova.
The Russian woman at the end of April held the first official match after serving a 15-month disqualification for the use of illegal drug Meldonium. Low position in the WTA rankings (211) does not allow her to come on "Rolan Garros" without the wild card.
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The former defender of "Milan" and the Italian national team, Paolo Maldini made his debut in professional tennis with a defeat. In the first round of the tournament series "Challenger" in Milan Maldini paired with his coach Stefano Landoni lost to Tomas will Bednarek pole and Dutchman David Pelu with the score 1:6, 1:6. The game lasted 42 minutes.
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