Maria Sharapova has announced her intention to play in the qualifying tournament for Wimbledon in Roehampton.
WTA Staff

Maria Sharapova has announced her intention to play in the qualifying tournament for Wimbledon in Roehampton.

In a statement on her website, the Russian wrote: "Because of my improved ranking after the first three tournaments of my return, I will also be playing the qualifying of Wimbledon in Roehampton, and will not be requesting a wildcard into the main draw."

This follows the announcement from the Fédération Française de Tennis earlier in the week that she will not receive a wildcard into the French Open.

Sharapova, 30, was Wimbledon champion in 2004. This year she has played WTA tournaments in Stuttgart, Madrid and Rome, although she was forced to retire through injury from her match against Mirjana Lucic-Baroni in the second round of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia.