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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Maria Sharapova granted wild-card entry into U.S. Open

NEW YORK (AP) — Maria Sharapova has been granted a wild-card invitation for the U.S. Open’s main draw.

Sharapova is among eight women who were given entry into the 128-player field by the U.S. Tennis Association on Tuesday — and she’s by far the most noteworthy.

The former No. 1-ranked player and owner of five major championships, including the 2006 U.S. Open title, will be participating in her first Grand Slam tournament in more than 1½ years. Sharapova has not entered a major tournament since the Australian Open in January 2016, when she tested positive for the newly banned drug meldonium.

That led to a 15-month doping ban, which expired in April.

The U.S. Open starts in Flushing Meadows on Aug. 28.

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