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Sharapova to return at Mallorca Open after shoulder injury
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Sharapova to return at Mallorca Open after shoulder injury

Published Jun. 10, 2019 6:36 a.m. ET

MADRID (AP) — Maria Sharapova will return to tennis at next week's Mallorca Open after being sidelined with a right shoulder injury since January.

The Mallorca Open says the former No. 1 has accepted a wild-card invitation.

The 32-year-old Sharapova hasn't played since her ailing shoulder forced her to withdraw from the St. Petersburg Open in January. In February, she underwent what she called a "small procedure" in hopes of dealing with the issue that had been causing her pain since last year.

Sharapova will be joined by 17-year-old Amanda Anisimova, who eliminated defending champion Simona Halep at the French Open and reached the semifinals.

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The Mallorca Open is run by Toni Nadal, uncle and former coach of Rafael Nadal.

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