Sharapova to play World Team Tennis
Still bothered by the thigh injury she suffered in Rome, Maria Sharapova is missing the grass-court season. She plans to be back at the WTA event in Stanford the last week of July, then the Rogers Cup in Toronto (both on wild cards). To get some match play (in a different format), she will join the Orange Country breakers of World Team Tennis at home on July 24, and in San Diego on July 16. Sharapova played WTT quite a lot early in her career, starting in 2002. But she hasn't played since 2010.