Sharapova vows to 'rise up again' after French Open snub

Maria Sharapova DENIED French Open wildcard after tournament

The Russian tennis player had left the court for an injury timeout during the second game of the third set.

Giudicelli, who announced the French Open wild cards on Facebook Live, said the decision to deny Sharapova a place in the tournament had been a hard one.

If no wild card is awarded, the 30-year-old would need to negotiate her way through qualifying at Roehampton. Unfortunately, its (a) Grand Slam, which is, for sure, for her, a big one.”.

The French Open will begin on May 28, with the qualifiers beginning from May 22.

He added: "Must be tough for her, but it's the way it is". She was on course to win that match and progress to the next round having come back from a set down to win the second set and take a 2-1 lead in the final set.

Sharapova was banned for 15 months after testing positive for meldonium during the 2016 Australian Open but will not be allowed to compete at the first major since returning from her suspension.

A two-time French Open champion, Sharapova has played in three events since serving a 15-month suspension for using meldonium, a banned substance.

Mladenovic reached the Madrid Open final last week, but was beaten 7-6 (8-6) 7-5 by the unseeded Goerges on day two in the Eternal City.

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Keys reached the final in Rome previous year, but Australian qualifier Gavrilova came from a break down in the final set to win a contest which swung one way and another.

Sharapova was not able to acquire enough ranking points to secure an automatic place in qualifying for the tournament in Paris and so was reliant on a wildcard, with FFT president Bernard Giudicelli hinting that the rejection was due to her recent ban. CAS accepted that she had not been "an intentional doper".

Federer, who announced his withdrawal from the French Open on Monday, said he felt he needed to avoid playing on clay this season to help prolong his career.

Tennis player Maria Sharapova in pictures.

Federer, who owns five U.S. and Australian Open crowns and seven Wimbledon titles, has won the Australian Open, Indian Wells and Miami this season since coming back from a six-month injury lay-off.

"I don't agree with the basis for their decision". The tennis anti-doping program (TADP) is a uniform effort supported by the Grand Slams, WTA, ITF and ATP. "I respect, and we should respect, the decision that was first taken by the International Tennis Federation's independent tribunal and then considered on appeal by CAS".

"I know the media dimension of Maria and I'm measuring the expectations of the public and sponsors, but in all conscience it didn't appear possible to me to go beyond the strict application of the world anti-doping code", he explained on Tuesday.

It is a courageous and principled decision, which will upset some fans and broadcasters.

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