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2019 Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic: Maria Sharapova replaces Serena Williams to play

2019 Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic: Maria Sharapova replaces Serena Williams to play

"Russian doll" Maria Sharapova will participate in the Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic tournament to perform in Greenbrier, West Virginia (USA) from 13-14 September.

"I am very excited to be at the Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic. I will play the women's doubles match on September 13 and then the next men's singles match. I will hear there are many interesting events there and is very eager to attend", Maria Sharapova announced on her Twitter page.

The upcoming Greenbrier tournament will feature Caroline Wozniacki and two American male players, Jack Sock and Taylor Fritz. Due to the injury at Rogers Cup in Toronto last week, Serena Williams will also be absent from Greenbrier.

Sharapova is currently ranked 97th in the world with 36 WTA titles won, including 5 Grand Slam. On August 14th, "Russian Doll" failed at the hands of Ashleigh Barty in the 2nd round of 2019 Cincinnati Masters.

The 2019 Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic will be officially organized from September 13th - 14th on The Old White TPC, The Greenbrier (White Sulphur Springs), USA.