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MOSCOW, October 19 (R-Sport) – World No. 3 Maria Sharapova on Saturday appeared to deny rumors she is pregnant by suggesting she would be ready to play in a tournament in three weeks' time, even though that would come after the end of the current season.
Earlier this month, the Russian star withdrew from next week's season-ending WTA Championships in Istanbul, citing a shoulder injury that has allowed her to play only one match in the last three months.
“I wish there (were) a tournament in 3 weeks!” Sharapova wrote on her Twitter feed when asked when her next appearance would be.
Bulgarian media on Friday claimed that the real reason why the 26-year-old skipped the event was her pregnancy. Sharapova is currently dating Bulgaria's world No. 28 Grigor Dimitrov.
Last week, Sharapova announced she would appear in a series of exhibition matches in Bogota, Mexico City and Thailand in December to prepare for the new season.
Sharapova is currently without a coach, having fired eight-time Grand Slam winner Jimmy Connors after just one match with him, a second-round defeat to Sloane Stephens at Cincinnati in August.
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The main event of the third day of the 11th meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Sochi was the closing session with President Vladimir Putin. The atmosphere was calm and open, despite the current political tensions and the Russia-West confrontation. The Russian president said that it corresponded to the spirit of the Valdai Club.