26 May, Saturday

'Haven’t thought about 2020 Olympics yet,' focused on Stuttgart comeback - Maria Sharapova


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Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova told TASS that it was still too early to think about taking place in the Russian roster for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Japan’s Tokyo.
Shamil Tarpishchev, the president of the Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) earlier told media that Sharapova was capable of winning the 2020 Olympics.
"I have no such long-term plans yet as I was simply not thinking about it," Sharapova said in an interview with TASS. "As of now I am focused on the tournament in Stuttgart and on my comeback. It is a big question of what will be in Tokyo and whether I will be playing there. I have not discussed this issue with anyone yet."
Sharapova is set to make her comeback following a doping suspension this year on April 26 at the tennis tournament in Stuttgart.
"I would really love to play [at the 2020 Olympics] if my physical condition permits it," she said. "However, I do not know how my body would react and what is coming next in my life. This is why it is still early for raising the issue of whether I would be playing for the national team." 


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