Maria Sharapova rightly denied Roland Garros wildcard but the reasoning is slightly hypocritical…

Maria Sharapova’s wait for a grand slam appearance goes on. The Russian has been denied a wildcard into the event, even qualifying by the FFT with the reasoning being as there cannot be a wildcard to welcome back from a drugs ban however it’s a bit hypocritical…

Last year French tennis player Lestienne was banned from the sport for 7 months and has only served half the ban. He was banned for being found guilty of betting on over 200 tennis matches but he has been given a wildcard…

oh dear!

I am in agreement with the decision not to reward Sharapova a wildcard as the wildcard system should be seen as a reward and does she deserve one? I’m also in disagreement with the decision to give Lestienne one as the system should be there as a reward…

I completely understand what Guidicelli says about the grounds on not giving one but you can’t have one rule for one and another for another, it’s quite hypocritical!

The WTA chairmen Steve Simon has also got involved to back up Sharapova saying she complied with the sanction given to her and I am surprised he voiced this opinion as the ATP and WTA have no say in majors.



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