Five-time Grand Slam Tennis champion Maria Sharapova has retired at the age of 32.
Sharapova said her body had become a distraction after a struggle with shoulder injuries.
The Russian won her first Grand Slam at Wimbledon in 2004 aged 17 and completed the career slam all four major titles – by winning the French Open in 2012.
In 2016, she served a 15-month ban after testing positive for meldonium.
returning from her ban in 2017, Sharapova struggled to recapture her best form
and suffered from a number of injuries.
has dropped to 373 in the world, her lowest ranking since August 2002, and has
lost in the first round of her past three Grand Slam tournaments.