Re: Katie Boulter makes hasty French Open getaway after picking up controversial pay
Sharapova can not only afford it, she can understand that the bad publicity from mangling it like this would cost her more than an early withdrawal.
That’s the UK press for you, pick up on this and kick one of our own when there’s plenty of other positive things in tennis they could be reporting on, our female No.2 no less (let’s be honest, most people here would take a flight to Paris to earn 20K? I certainly would!). They’d be crawling all over her again in a totally different way at the time Wimbledon rolls round if she were to play.
Singles Titles (1): WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai 2019, RU Miami 2018, RU Rome 2019, RU Rogers Cup 2019
Doubles Titles (7): WTA Madrid 2019 (with Pierre.), WTA Rome 2019 (with Pierre.), WTA Luxembourg 2018 (with Pierre.), ITF Obidos 16d 2018 (with Alycia), ITF Ashland 2018, ITF Tsukuba 2018, ITF Las Vegas 2019 (all with Pierre.), RU Australian Open 2019 and RU French Open 2019 (both with Pierre.)
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