Sharapova tries to overcome an injury to play in Mallorca

The former world number one is exercising on the natural grass courts of the Santa Ponça Country Club with the aim of overcoming an injury and becoming part of the Mallorca Open WTA, from June 17 to 23

The Russian tennis player Maria Sharápova, former world number one, is exercising on the natural grass courts of the Santa Ponça Country Club with the aim of overcoming an injury and being part of the poster of players who will participate in the Mallorca Open WTA tournament to be played between June 17 and 23.

This has been confirmed this Wednesday at a press conference by Edwin Weindorfer and Toni Nadal, promoter and director of the tournament, respectively.

Sharapova, 32, former champion of the Wimbledon tournament, has missed the entire European land tour with a shoulder injury and tries to return to the tracks in Mallorca.

Toni Nadal explained that the Mallorcan tournament “hopes to have Sharapova” to join the poster that has also the former German number one Angelique Kerber, who has already confirmed his participation.

“María is, along with Serena Williams, a world female tennis player in the last fifteen years, and having her here is a great boost for our tournament,” said the uncle and former coach of Rafael Nadal.

The organization of the Mallorca Open has also confirmed the participation of the Belarusian Victoria Azarenka, the French Caroline García, the German Andrea Petkovic and the Spanish Paula Badosa, these last two, as guests, among other tennis players.

With regard to the sale of seats, the organizers have confirmed that this year the interest in attending the matches has increased, and expect an increase of twenty percent of spectators in the stands compared to last year’s edition.

Another of the major attractions of the Mallorca Open will be to see Rafa Nadal in action in his adaptation to the grass, which as usual in recent years prepares his participation in the Wimbledon tournament on the slopes of Santa Ponça Country Club.