Tennis Player Ends Career – level 1

02-03-2020 15:00

Maria Sharapova is a tennis player. She comes from Russia. She wins an important match with the best tennis player in the world. That player is Serena Williams. Sharapova becomes very famous after this match. She is only 17 years old.

During her career, Sharapova wins many titles. She becomes the best player in the world. In 2016, doctors find a drug in her body. This drug is banned. Tennis players cannot use it. Sharapova says that her doctor gives her the drug. She takes the drug when it is not banned. The court says that Sharapova cannot play tennis for 15 months.

Sharapova wants to play tennis again. However, she has many problems with her shoulder. She decides to stop her career. She is 32 years old.

Difficult words: career (the job that someone does for a long time), drug (a medicine that people take to feel better or to help their body in some way), banned (when people cannot do or use something).

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