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Maria Sharapova retires from tennis after amazing run faltered

Maria Sharapova is retiring from tennis, the Russian star announced Wednesday. The 32-year-old won five grand slam tournaments in her career, her first coming when she burst onto the scene by conquering Wimbledon in 2004. The latter stages of her career were marred by a 15-month doping ban in 2016 and various injuries that hampered her comeback. “Looking back now, I realize that tennis has been my mountain,” Sharapova wrote in a retirement essay for Vanity Fair. “My path has been filled with valleys and detours, but the views from its peak were incredible. After 28 years and five Grand Slam titles, though, I’m ready to scale another mountain—to compete on a different type of terrain…. Tennis showed me the world—and it ...
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