Maria Sharapova was one of the queens of tennis, one of the icons of the history of the Game: victories, controversies, doping bans, feuds with rivals, fashion, beauty. An anecdote occurred at the 2014 WTA Cincinnati Open, when her opponent Ana Ivanovic took a medical break during her semifinal match.
Sharapova, who went on to lose the match, questioned the legitimacy of her medical time-out. During the timeout, Sharapova yelled: “Check her blood pressure!” She later said: ‘It was just weird timing. I’m not sure how that happened.
It just came out of nowhere. I just don’t know what to do in that situation, because either you sit down, they’re going to take a medical timeout, and when they do, you have to stand and then you have to serve and it’s 15 All.
The timing was a little weird, but it felt ok.”
Sharapova’s retirement and career highlights
As reported by Forbes, Maria Sharapova spoke of her passion for confectionary businesses, as well as health and wellness activities, on Randall Lane at the Forbes Under 30 Summit 2021.
She said, about many issues of her career on and off the court, also referring to her brand Sugarpova: “I Had A Major Sweet Tooth!” In early 2020 she found herself in position 377 of the official WTA rankings due to numerous injuries and few matches played in 2019.
She was offered a wild-card to compete in the Brisbane and Australian Open tournaments, where she left the scene. in the first round, respectively at the hands of Jennifer Brady and Donna Vekić. After the match lost against the Croatian, she was asked at a press conference if this would be her last Australian Open and her response was: “I don’t know.
Part of this event but now it’s hard for me to think about what will happen next. in the next twelve months.” On February 26, 2020, through two interviews granted to Vanity Fair and Vogue magazines, she announced her retirement from professional tennis at the age of 32, the cause of the retirement, as explained by herself, was her body, worn out and no longer capable of recovering from the countless injuries suffered in recent years.