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Maria Sharapova announces retirement from tennis

(CNN)Five-time grand slam winner Maria Sharapova has announced her retirement from tennis in a column she wrote for Vogue and Vanity Fair. The Russian retires at the age of 32 having last won a grand slam in 2014 when she clinched the French Open for the second time. Her last appearance came at the 2020 Australian Open, where she was knocked out in the first round by Donna Vekić. In her article, Sharapova said she was "saying goodbye" to tennis."In giving my life to tennis, tennis gave me a life," Sharapova wrote. "I'll miss it everyday. I'll miss the training and my daily routine: Waking up at dawn, lacing my left shoe before my right, and closing the court's gate before I hit my first ball of the day. I'll miss my team, my coaches. I'll ...