Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Russia's Maria Sharapova in action during the match against Croatia's Donna Vekic in Australian Open First Round at Melbourne Park, Melbourne, January 21, 2020. Maria Sharapova put up a mid-match fight before bowing out of the Australian Open at the first hurdle on Tuesday, beaten 6-3 6-4 by Croatian Donna Vekic on Rod Laver Arena. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Russia's Maria Sharapova in action during the match against Croatia's Donna Vekic in Australian Open First Round at Melbourne Park, Melbourne, January 21, 2020. The 32-year-old Russian was clearly still hampered by the shoulder injury that had restricted her to one previous competitive outing since her opening-round exit at last year's U.S. Open. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

Russia's Maria Sharapova in action during the match against Croatia's Donna Vekic in Australian Open First Round at Melbourne Park, Melbourne, January 21, 2020. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Russia's Maria Sharapova in action during the match against Croatia's Donna Vekic in Australian Open First Round at Melbourne Park, Melbourne, January 21, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

Russia's Maria Sharapova in action during the match against Croatia's Donna Vekic in Australian Open First Round at Melbourne Park, Melbourne, January 21, 2020. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Croatia's Donna Vekic shakes hands with Russia's Maria Sharapova after winning the match in Australian Open First Round at Melbourne Park, Melbourne, January 21, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay