After failing her drugs test, Maria Sharapova was banned from professional Tennis by the WTA for 15 months and subsequently relegated to the sidelines.
Upon Sharapova’s return, fitness has been the most challenging obstacle for her.
Amid controversy, the Russian never abandoned hope of returning to the court one day and returned she did, with a win over Aryna Sablaenka to secure victory at the Tianjin Open.
The last time the Russian Woman won a title was in May 2015, her victory over the young Belarusian Sablaenka saw her climb up to 57 TH place in world Tennis rankings.
Amazing Year For Women
2017 has so far been an amazing year for Women’s tennis; Women who have been victorious in previous grand slam events are excited about the prospect of winning more trophies before the end of the year.
After her victory at Tianjin, Sharapova said winning the title was one that was close to home for her, she had been sidelined due to a ban by the World Tennis Association, so this Victory was a historical one for her.
Sharapova looks forward to playing in Russia when the Tennis Season comes to an end, she is well aware of her fan base in Moscow and expects nothing less of a charged atmosphere at the Kremlin Cup.
Sharapova can break into the Women’s top-50 rankings if she brings to the table the renewed confidence she has discovered recently.
The Tianjin Champion can be victorious if she maintains or improves her current form at the Kremlin Cup.