Maria Sharapova Retires From Professional Tennis
Due to her retirement, Sharapova will not be playing her previously scheduled WTT matches this July for the Orange County Breakers
Longtime Breaker Maria Sharapova has announced her retirement from professional tennis. Sharapova, who played eight seasons with the Breakers and helped the team win two WTT championships (2004, 2017), will no longer be playing her previously scheduled WTT matches with the Breakers this July.
“We would like to congratulate Maria on an outstanding career,” said Breakers general manager Allen Hardison. “We’ll certainly miss her this summer but we are actively looking to fill this vacated Franchise Player spot in the next few days.”
The former world No. 1 will finished her career with five Grand Slam singles titles and a silver medal from the 2012 London Olympics.
With this announcement, the Breakers are looking to add one or two more Franchise Players for the 2020 season, which is scheduled to start July 12.