Great news for MaSha. Five-time Grand Slam champion and former world No. 1 Maria Sharapova has been awarded a main draw wild card into the 2017 Rogers Cup presented by National Bank, taking place August 5-13 at Aviva Centre in Toronto.
Sharapova has taken wild cards into Stuttgart, Madrid and Rome since her return from an anti-doping suspension, but was refused by the French Open. Maria is really happy with this news and confirmed her plan to participate.
“I have some great memories of playing Toronto in the past, and the tournament and the fans have always been so supportive. This is one of the biggest events of the year and I hope to play my best tennis that week” Sharapova said.
The Rogers Cup tournament director, Karl Hale, explained the decision to invite Sharapova. “She has served her suspension and we know our guests will be excited to see her play. She will join what is set to be a star-studded field, as we look forward to welcoming the best of women’s tennis back to Toronto this summer. It should be a fantastic Rogers Cup filled with high-quality tennis and entertainment” Hale said.