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Sharapova talks to fans after leaving Ladies Trophy in St. Petersburg

Russian Federation, St. Petersburg
January 30, 2019 at 21:14 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova met with fans in St. Petersburg on Wednesday, after the announcement that she is no longer taking part in the Ladies Trophy.

"Unfortunately I was not able to play it on the level required by this tournament." The Grand Slam champion said. Sharapova was removed from the Ladies Trophy tournament because of a shoulder injury.

The tennis player said to her fans that she "felt something different" when she played in Russia.

She also shared her business inspiration with fans. The 'Sugarpova' brand appeared after Sharapova had surgery on her shoulder. "I remember my father bought a lollipop for me every time I had a good training. This memory made me start my own 'sweet' business."

Answering a fan's question, the champion said that it was really good "when you don't manage everything," because this is the way you learn how to achieve better results. She also promised to come to Sochi for an exhibition match.

Sharapova beat Daria Gavrilova, her opponent from Australia, in the first round of the Ladies Trophy and was scheduled to play with Daria Kasatkina, who is representing Russia.

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Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova met with fans in St. Petersburg on Wednesday, after the announcement that she is no longer taking part in the Ladies Trophy.

"Unfortunately I was not able to play it on the level required by this tournament." The Grand Slam champion said. Sharapova was removed from the Ladies Trophy tournament because of a shoulder injury.

The tennis player said to her fans that she "felt something different" when she played in Russia.

She also shared her business inspiration with fans. The 'Sugarpova' brand appeared after Sharapova had surgery on her shoulder. "I remember my father bought a lollipop for me every time I had a good training. This memory made me start my own 'sweet' business."

Answering a fan's question, the champion said that it was really good "when you don't manage everything," because this is the way you learn how to achieve better results. She also promised to come to Sochi for an exhibition match.

Sharapova beat Daria Gavrilova, her opponent from Australia, in the first round of the Ladies Trophy and was scheduled to play with Daria Kasatkina, who is representing Russia.

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