Tennis Legend "Maria Sharapova" Annouces Retirement From The Game After 28 years.

Tennis legend and five times major champion Maria Sharapova annouces her decision on Monday, that she is retiring from the beautiful game after 28 massive years ...

The Russian tennis star, is one of ten women, and the only Russian, to hold the career Grand Slam title, having won her first Wimbledon title in 2004 at the age of 17 years and 76 days old. She is the third youngest female winner in the tournament history.

Sharapova at 18 years, became the world No. 1 for the first time in 2005, making her the first Russian female tennis player to top the singles rankings.

She also went further to be crowned champion of the US Open in 2006, the 2008 Australian Open, and the French Open twice in 2012 and 2014, also adding a silver medal to her gallery in the women's singles tournament at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

The 32-year-old speaking via her official social media handles says that;
"Tennis showed me the world—and it showed me what I was made of. 
"It’s how I tested myself and how I measured my growth. And so in whatever I might choose for my next chapter, my next mountain, I’ll still be pushing. I’ll still be climbing. I’ll still be growing."
"Tennis... I'm saying goodbye."

She expressed her strong emotions through a piece with Vanity Fair and Vogue Magazine, as she reflects on her career, looks to her future, and asks: How do you leave behind the only life you’ve ever known? "I am giving my life to tennis, tennis gave me a life."

“One of the keys to my success was that I never looked back and I never looked forward,” Sharapova said on Wednesday. “I believed that if I kept grinding and grinding, I could push myself to an incredible place.

“I’ll miss it every day. I’ll miss the training and my daily routine: Waking up at dawn, lacing my left shoe before my right, and closing the court’s gate before I hit my first ball of the day.

“I’ll miss my team, my coaches. I’ll miss the moments sitting with my father on the practice court bench. The handshakes – win or lose – and the athletes, whether they knew it or not, who pushed me to be my best."

Sharapova achieved a great feat in the world of Tennis, with several tennis pundits and former players calling her one of tennis's best competitors in history.

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