On Wednesday, Maria Sharapova announced that she had taken retirement from tennis. We have reports that the 32 years old Sharapova made the announcement of her retirement from the game in a lengthy essay. The essay was published in Vanity Fair, the reports added.
Sharapova, in the essay, mentioned that she is leaving the sport following the injuries that she recently faced. Sharapova shared that she is leaving the game in which she had success for several years.
“Tennis gave me a life when I gave my life to tennis. Every day, I’m going to miss it. I’m also going to miss my daily training, including wake up in the morning, lacing first the left shoe and then the right, closing my court’s door before I can start the game, the Russian sportsperson said.
“My team, my coaches, and every individual thing related to the game will be missed by me. I will also miss the moments that were spent on the practice court bench with my dad.
The handshakes – win or lose – and the athletes, whether they knew it or not, who pushed me to be my best.”
“And now looking back, I feel that tennis has been my mountain. My way was full of valleys and turns, but the views were incredible from its peak. However, I am ready to scale up another mountain after 28 years and five Grand Slam titles and will compete in a different field”, the Russian superstar added.
Sharapova also shared that there are many things that she is still looking forward and being with her family is one of them. She also added that from now onwards, she wants to follow her own workout routine.
In 2004, the 32-year-old broke into the tennis scene and went on to win Wimbledon to become the number one tennis player in the world. In 2006, Sharapova won the U.S. Open title, and in 2008, she captured the Australian Open title. She also won two French Open titles in 2012 and 2014.