Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova will play in Abu Dhabi
Tennis superstar Maria Sharapova has made her return to the world of tennis and now, has confirmed her attendance at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship 2019.
The announcement of the female players comes just two days after 19-time Grand Slam ace Rafael Nadal and his 2019 US Open final opponent Daniil Medvedev were confirmed as the first two big shots for the six-man line-up.
“In just over a decade, the Mubadala World Tennis Championship has earned and cemented its reputation as the people’s favourite event in Abu Dhabi. We strive to make way for the best with every edition and in Maria Sharapova and Amanda Anisimova, spectators will truly see the best of tennis, from the experience of a multiple Grand Slam champion to the future of the sport,” said John Lickrish, CEO, Flash Entertainment.
“Confirming four of the biggest names in tennis in a matter of days demonstrates the appeal of this championship amongst the players and its attraction for domestic and international visitors who will get an unmissable experience, a blend of the best tennis action on court and the best entertainment and interactive competitions off court.”
Sharapova is always a big draw wherever she plays and will prove a popular addition to the Mubadala World Tennis Championship when she lines up for her Abu Dhabi debut in December.
“I’ve been told December is a great time of year to visit and I want everyone to come and join us in having some fun,” said Sharapova.
The Mubadala World Tennis Championship has been brought forward a week from its usual spot on the calendar, the new dates are 19-21 December.