Russia’s most titled tennis player and winner of 5 Slams Maria Sharapova will participate in the tournament St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy 2019. The information was confirmed by the tournament general director Alexander Medvedev.
– We have signed a corresponding contract to this effect,- he underscored.- This contract outlines all the athlete’s obligations with respect to her participation in the tournament. The negotiations we held with the party representing her interests were long enough but we did our job quite professionally based on our vast expertise with dealing with top players. So we are happy to make this announcement.
Quite obviously, one cannot exclude that Maria who is still one of the world’s most titled and skillful players may stay long enough at the Australian Open-2019 or could even reach the finals at the Australian major. Yet, the organizers of St. Petersburg’s tournament, if need be, can make arrangements for this contingency, too.
– As far as match schedules are concerned, tournament organizers and WTA supervisor always meet half way the players who come to a tournament after the Australian Open to give them an opportunity to better acclimate and practice more,- Alexander Medvedev said.
Thus St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy 2019 has been already included in the tournament schedule of former world №1. Meanwhile the organizers anticipate a packed Sibur-Arena stadium, so it makes perfect sense for tennis fans to hurry up and buy tickets in advance. All the more so that on top of Maria who will surely attract high attention on behalf of the tennis crowd, at least two Top 10 players are also due to enter St. Petersburg’s event – more detailed information to this effect will be available in December.
As a reminder: in 2019 St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy will be held from January 28 till February 3.