Titled Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova on clay tournament in Stuttgart played their first match after a 15-month disqualification.
In January 2016 Sharapova passed a positive doping test for Meldonium and received two-year disqualification. Later, the Russian has managed to reduce the period of weaning from tennis to 15 months.
Thanks to his stardom, Sharapova received a wild card for the tournament in Stuttgart and was able to start in Germany, despite the fact that at the beginning of the tournament she was still disqualified.
In the first match after the return of Sharapova in two sets (7:5, 6:3) defeated ex-seventh-ranked Roberta Vinci. The Russian, in spite of prolonged simple, demonstrated an impressive level of tennis Maria served 11 aces and gave nearly four dozen of points won, etc.
“I really wanted to go, worked on this. And very glad that everything worked out. For me all matches are now important. Haven’t played because every match,” said Sharapova after the match.
In the second round of the tournament in Stuttgart, Maria Sharapova waiting for another Russian Ekaterina Makarova, which suddenly managed to beat seventh-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska.
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