Despite dealing with a persistent shoulder injury throughout 2019, one of the top paid female athletes and gorgeous faces of the sport hopes to compete in the Australian Open in 2020.
A. Tomljanović Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
The Mubadala World Tennis Championship is being held at the International Tennis Stadium in Zayed Sports City, and on Friday the Russian star defeated the Australian Ajla Tomljanovic 6-4, 7-5.
She had to summon all of her inner might to beat Tomljanovic. Five-time major winner Williams came back from a break down in both sets to beat the Australian in her return to the court for the first time since losing in the first round of the US Open in August.
“I absolutely look forward to going to Australia and seeing how things go, see how the body holds up there,” said the former world No. 1.
Sharpova has also stated that she will not be participating in the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo. It’s the week of the Tokyo Olympics, and she’s already committed to competing in a tournament in California.
She has agreed to play in a pair of WorldTeamTennis matches on July 28 and 29, smack dab in the middle of the Tokyo 2020 tennis event.
The United States is home to a professional tennis league called World TeamTennis, which has teams of both sexes.
Following a 15-month doping ban that caused him to miss the 2016 Olympics in Rio, the Russian will miss these games as well.
Before losing to Serena Williams, an American, in the women’s singles final at London 2012, Sharapova had carried Russia’s flag in the Opening Ceremony.
Sharapova, now 32, has failed to rediscover her best form after her doping sentence following a positive test for meldonium in February 2016. As a result, the chances of her qualifying for Tokyo 2020 were always minimal.
Her post-match comments reflected her elation: “Definitely I’m coming out of this match delighted that I was out there again and it can only get better from here.”
She was only able to Participate in eight events because of her Injuries last year.
The truth is, I haven’t played much, so any time I get to get out there and play in a competitive setting is a great day.
I feel very fulfilled by my work. You can see when I get the chance to compete that I have a blast on the court. I feel like my work is serving a greater good,” she continued.
The 32-year-old is determined to return to her former form and cites competitors like Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal as sources of motivation in her quest to return to the top of the sport.
“From his perspective, he wants a lot of matches to feel confident,” she added of the Spanish number one, “but you need to be healthy in order achieve that, so you have to make the correct decisions and that is certainly something that I can learn from him.”
I’m Quite Enthusiastic about Tennis even now.
It’s rewarding to see the results of my hard work, said Sharapova, who is presently ranked 131st in the world.
As the former world No. 1, Williams has stated that Murray’s decision to retire after this year’s Australian Open has only strengthened her resolve to make the most of her own time in the spotlight.
Even though we’ve been doing this for as long as we can remember, she said, “You realise that you’re not eternal, you’re never going to play this forever.”
But she did admit that she had Occasionally Pondered her Options Outside Tennis.
She finally answered, “Life goes on, and there are many things to look forward to.”
You’re a family man/woman and have a full plate with kids and other endeavours. That doesn’t depress me; rather, it piques my interest.
Tomljanovic replaced an injured Amanda Anisimova and became the first Australian player, male or female, to compete in the Mubadala World Championship.