Maria Sharapova has been visiting the new generation of stars on the court this season. She has been closely following the latest happenings on the tour. It has been three years since Sharapova retired from tennis, but she still practices a strict fitness regime. Sharapova has been posting about her fitness journey on Instagram. It prompted one of the fans to ask about her return to the tour.
During an Instagram Q&A session, Sharapova was taking on the questions from the fans. One fan asked what would motivate her to get back on the court again. The Russian replied by saying that it was really a tricky question, and she didn’t know the answer. Sharapova was only 32 years old when she stepped away from the sport. Consistent shoulder injuries forced her to retire early from the game.
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The former world No. 1 also opened up about her stubbornness in her career. She believed that she could recover from any injury by working hard. Sharapova has now learned to let go of that stubbornness and see more of life. Now, the 36-year-old has been embracing motherhood and taking care of her business ventures. She also spent time traveling, as it was a habit during her time on the tour.
Maria Sharapova attends Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with fellow tennis players
Sharapova was last seen during this year’s US Open. She came back to the event as a fan this time and had appeared as a player 13 times. Her latest public appearance was during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Sharapova was seen wearing a black jacket, a white shirt, and green shorts. She posed with her fellow tennis star, Ons Jabeur, and even wished for Jabeur to win her first grand slam next season.
The five-time Grand Slam champion was interviewed during the event. Sharapova was seen meeting Lewis Hamilton and posing with Manchester City’s midfielder, Kevin De Bruyne. It was a star-studded event, with Holger Rune, Hubert Hurkacz, and Denis Shapovalov joining the tennis squad in Abu Dhabi. Sharapova’s presence added to the pre-existing glamour during the Formula One race.
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Meanwhile, the fans are awaiting a Sharapova comeback. It is unlikely that she will attempt to come back to the court. Sharapova will continue traveling and can try mentoring the rising stars. Her expertise can help the struggling youngsters on the tour. Sharapova will now be looking ahead to the next season and can decide where to plan a visit next.