2020 will be a fundamental season for Maria Sharapova's career, who has decided to hire Riccardo Piatti to redeem a disappointing season. She made a return after being away for over four months, in the grasscourt season at the Mallorca Open where she received a wild card.
In the opening round, Sharapova defeated Viktória Kužmová in straight sets and recorded her first grasscourt win since 2015. Sharapova's run ended in the second round with a straight sets lost to Angelique Kerber.
The Russian fell in the opening round of the US Open to eventual finalist Serena Williams in straight sets, it was also her final match of the year. She ended the year ranked no. 131, her lowest year-end ranking since 2002. During a recent interview, the former world No.
1 talked about Andy Murray's documentary: "I love seeing what an athlete’s mind is going through. I can very much relate to the feelings they go through and the moments a lot of people don’t see, and having access to an athlete like him.
When you achieve a lot and people ask – especially when you’re struggling or have injuries – why you keep going, sometimes there is no perfect answer." 'Resurfacing' is a documentary film that tracks the tennis star's devastating injury journey between 2017-2019.
From the front lines of surgical theatres, to the intimate corners of his home, we live alongside and witness Andy at his most vulnerable.