French Open organisers opt not to give Maria Sharapova wildcard

Maria Sharapova will not feature in this year's French Open.

French Tennis Federation chief Bernard Giudicelli Ferrandini said :
"There can be a wildcard for the return from injuries - there cannot be a wildcard for the return from doping. I'm very sorry for Maria, very sorry for her fans."

"They might be very disappointed, she might be very disappointed, but it's my responsibility, my mission, to protect the high standards of the game played without any doubt on the result."