MIKE DICKSON: Wimbledon and the Lawn Tennis Association look set to be on opposite sides of the Maria Sharapova debate after her exclusion from Roland Garros.
The new President of the French Tennis Federation (FFT) Bernard Giudicelli has cast doubt on whether Maria Sharapova will be granted a wildcard for her first Grand Slam due back, Roland Garros.
MIKE DICKSON: Maria Sharapova begins her tennis comeback on Wednesday, and will play three tournaments in the next four weeks that could ultimately get her into Wimbledon.
The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has accepted a request from Maria Sharapova to play at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham next month despite being refused entry to the French Open.
MIKE DICKSON - EXCLUSIVE: An internal memo admits that financial and ticket-selling considerations have superseded any worries about helping someone coming back from a ban.