February 26, 2020 / 1:24 PM / a month ago

Russian tennis star Sharapova, five-time Grand Slam winner, retires

MOSCOW, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam winner, is retiring from professional tennis at the age of 32, she wrote in Vanity Fair on Wednesday.

"In giving my life to tennis, tennis gave me a life. I'll miss it everyday," she wrote.

Russia's Tennis Federation had no immediate comment.

Reporting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by Jon Boyle

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