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Sharapova to return in July for World Team Tennis

By Joshi -- June 23, 2017 2:06 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

Newport Beach (USA): Maria Sharapova will return to competitive tennis in July for two World Team Tennis matches.

Sharapova recently returned to the WTA Tour after a 15- month doping ban. She is skipping Wimbledon because of an injured left thigh that prevented her from competing in qualifiers.

Sharapova plans to play for the Orange County Breakers -- a team she has played for seven years on July 16 and July 24.

Sharapova had originally planned to return for a hard court tournament in Stanford, California, on July 31.

The five-time major champion is ranked 179th in the world.

—PTI News

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