Maria Sharapova loses to Caroline Garcia at Stuttgart Open
Maria Sharapova will drop out of the world’s prime 50 after shedding 4 matches in a row for under the second time in her profession.
The five-time Grand Slam champion, 31, was crushed 3-6 7-6 (7-6) 6-Four by French world quantity seven Caroline Garcia on the Stuttgart Open in Germany.
The Russian spoke this week about her want to win extra main titles after getting back from a 15-month doping ban.
However she has not gained a match for the reason that Australian Open second spherical.
Sharapova beat Germany’s Tatjana Maria and Latvian 14th seed Anastasija Sevastova on the 12 months’s opening Grand Slam in January, earlier than shedding to two-time Slam champion Angelique Kerber within the third spherical.
She then misplaced to Romanian qualifier Monica Niculescu in Qatar and Japan’s Naomi Osaka in Indian Wells.
Sharapova has not climbed again into the highest 40 since returning from her ban in April 2017.