Maria Sharapova retires: Rise and fall of tennis superstar

Russian player was once at the top of world tennis, one of the richest female athletes in history, earning millions on and off the court.

    Former world number one Maria Sharapova says she is retiring.

    The tennis star leaves as one of the richest female athletes in history, earning millions on and off the court.

    The end for the five-time grand slam champion began with a failed drug test.

    Al Jazeera's Paul Rhys reports.


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