No French Open wildcard for Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova has not been handed a wild card into this year's French Open, tournament organisers have announced on Facebook.

Maria Sharapova is playing in Rome this week. Picture: AFP/Getty Images
Maria Sharapova is playing in Rome this week. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

The former Wimbledon champion recently returned to tennis followng a 15-month doping ban for using meldonium.

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She is playing in the Italian Open in Rome this week, and is guaranteed at least a place in Wimbledon qualifying after winning her first round match. She could yet earn a place in the main draw depending on how well she does in Rome.