Email
Print
Email
Print

Photos: Maria Sharapova hits practice courts in Brisbane

Decrease fontDecrease font
Enlarge fontEnlarge font
459336927a

Maria Sharapova hasn’t played in a tournament since August due to a shoulder injury. (Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Maria Sharapova didn’t wait very long to hit the practice courts after landing in Brisbane, Australia on Christmas morning. The WTA No. 4 fit in two practice sessions at Pat Rafter Arena as new coach Sven Groeneveld looked on.

Sharapova reportedly hit for 90 minutes before ceding the court to her boyfriend, last year’s Brisbane International finalist Grigor Dimitrov, for his own practice session. She then retook the court for a two-hour session, which is encouraging given her shoulder woes; however, it’s unclear how much serving practice she took in.

More photos from Sharapova’s practice session below.

459337071a

459337079a

Maria-Sharapova-Sven-Groeneveld-1

(All photos: Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

  • Published On Dec 26, 2013
  • 2 comments
    ChrisM
    ChrisM

    Masha looks "soft", I'm not expecting much "down under"...I say look for her to play herself into shape, have a good Spring hardcourt season at IW and Miami, and set her eyes on the slam that Ironically I expect her to contend at from now on...Roland Garros.