Former Wimbledon champion Sharapova joins line-up at Nature Valley Classic
(April 18, 2018) Five-time Major champion Maria Sharapova is set to return to Birmingham in June, joining reigning Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza, defending Nature Valley Classic champion Petra Kvitova, British No.1 Johanna Konta, rising star Naomi Osaka and a host of other big names at the newly-renamed event. The Classic’s history is long and illustrious and dates back to 1982 when Billie Jean King won the inaugural tournament.
“I’m excited to return to play the Nature Valley Classic. I feel like the fans in Birmingham and I go back a long way and I’ve got a lot of good memories of playing there,” said Sharapova, who was due to play the event in 2017 before being forced to withdraw through injury. “It’s going to feel really good to be back out there playing again.”
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