Tennis Player Ends Career – level 3
The Russian-born tennis player, Maria Sharapova, has announced her retirement from the sport at the age of 32. She became famous almost overnight when she beat Serena Williams in the Wimbledon final.
Sharapova was only 17 years old. In her career, she won five Grand Slam titles and she also ranked Number 1 in the world four times.
In 2016, she was tested positive for a newly banned substance, and she was suspended. Later, the court found out that the doping was not intentional, and her suspension was reduced from two years to 15 months.
Since she returned to tennis, she had various shoulder injuries and surgeries, and she appeared in only one major quarterfinal.
Difficult words: Grand Slam (the winning of all four of the most significant championships in the same year), suspended (not allowed to do an activity because of doing something wrong), intentional (planned).
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