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Former Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova has shared her phone number via social media to speak to fans and answer questions during confinement by the global coronavirus pandemic COVID-19, a way to cope with the forced "physical estrangement."

"I tried to find a way to get in touch with everyone, because last week I had a lot of fun doing a video conference with questions and answers with 150 of you. I left that video chat wanting to do it again," he explained in a video on his account. Twitter official.

Thus, the five-time winner of a 'Great Slam' recognized that she wants to be "more connected" with the world within her confinement at home. "A big part of this is because we are all living this separation together, this physical estrangement," noted WTA # 1 for 21 weeks .

The extenista accompanied the publication of her phone number. "I want you to write to me what you think. This is my idea: I want you to write me a message with what you think to a number that I will leave on the screen," he concluded.

On February 26, Sharapova announced her retirement from professional sports . "How do you leave behind the only life you have ever known? How do you get away from the fields where you have trained since you were a girl, the game you love, one that brought you indescribable tears and joys, a sport where you found a family and fans who cheered you on for over 28 years? I'm new to this, so please forgive me. Tennis: I'm saying goodbye, "she announced in an article in 'Vanity Fair' magazine.

Sharapova conquered Wimbledon in 2004, when she was just 17 years old, and the US Open in 2006. Subsequently, she also won the Australian Open (2008) before completing her record of 'great' with two wound in Rolando Garros (2012 and 2014) . In addition, she held the world number one for 21 weeks and her achievements also include the Olympic silver in London 2012 or the 2008 Federation Cup. In 2016, she was sanctioned for two years for testing positive for meldonium.

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