Mary Arapovite: Alexey Danichev / RIA Novosti
Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova will replace Serena Williams in an exhibition tournament The Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic. About it Sharapova said in his Twitter.
“I decided to say how happy I am to participate in the Greenbrier. I only scheduled mixed doubles September 13. I don’t know how I managed to deserve an invitation, but we’ll see what happens. Another match in singles on 14 September. I can’t wait with all there is to see, heard a lot of rave reviews about this event,” wrote the Russian.
Exhibition tournament in American Greenbrier will be held from 13 to 14 September. Williams can’t participate in competitions because of a trauma received on tournament in Toronto. The athlete was filmed during the final match against the Canadians Bianchi Andreescu.
August 6, published a ranking of the highest paid athletes in the world. The top ten included only tennis player. Williams topped the list, her annual income amounted to 29.2 million dollars. Sharapova earned seven million dollars and is located on the seventh position.
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