Maria Sharapova's negative moment continued inexorably even at the Australian Open 2020. The Russian lost her first round match against Croatian Donna Vekic in two sets, with the final score of 6-3 6-4. The Siberian will now slip out of the top-300 of the WTA ranking.
Sharapova still hasn't the necessary physical shape to be able to compete for important goals. WTA Tennis needs a tennis player like Masha, who with her charisma can still excite crowd and fans, but now there are many doubts about her future.
Vekic will meet one between Alize Cornet and Monica Niculescu in the second round of the Australian Open.