Kobe Bryant Death Behind Maria Sharapova's Early Retirement
Former world No.1 tennis player from Russia and five-time grand Slam champion, Maria Sharapova has bid adieu to her favourite game.
Former world No.1 tennis player from Russia and five-time grand Slam champion, Maria Sharapova has bid adieu to her favourite game. She announced her retirement in a decision that has shocked not only the sports fraternity but also her huge fan following who were hoping to catch her in action at least in the next couple of years.
Sharapova won her first Wimbledon at the age of 17 in 2004. Ever since there has been no looking back as she has worked her way up to reach her position.
Now, Maria Sharapova's shocking announcement has left even sports enthusiasts zapped. She said that footballer Kobe Bryant's death gave her a clarity on her retirement. Kobe she said, was an incredible sounding board throughout her career. .
Check out Maria Sharapova's tweet about her retirement ...
Tennis showed me the world—and it showed me what I was made of. It's how I tested myself and how I measured my growth. And so in whatever I might choose for my next chapter, my next mountain, I'll still be pushing. I'll still be climbing. I'll still be growing. pic.twitter.com/kkOiJmXuln— Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) February 26, 2020
Within minutes after her retirement, Maria Sharapova's timeline was flooded with messages from her fans. The tennis fans are sure going to miss all the action on the court.