Tennis Player Ends Career – level 2

02-03-2020 15:00

Maria Sharapova was born in Russia, and she became famous when she beat Serena Williams in the Wimbledon final. Sharpova was only 17 years old.

She was a very successful tennis player, and she won many titles. She became the best player in the world four times.

In 2016, she failed a drug test. The anti-doping agency tested her positive for a drug that was newly banned. The agency did not let Sharapova play tennis for two years. However, the court found out that Sharapova took the drug before the ban.

Sharapova returned to tennis. She had many shoulder injuries and surgeries, and she did not play very well. She ended her career at the age of 32.

Difficult words: anti-doping agency (an organization that fights against drugs in sports), test positive (when a medical test shows that a person takes a drug), banned (not allowed).

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