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She returns to the tour unranked following a reduced 15-month suspension from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), and will require a wild card to play the clay-court Grand Slam because she was unranked when entries for the tournament were decided six weeks before the event.
Sharapova received a wild card for this week's event in Stuttgart , where she will be making her 2017 debut, as well as wild cards into Madrid and Rome. Some top players—including Angelique Kerber, Agnieszka Radwanska and Caroline Wozniacki— have expressed opposition to Sharapova being handed entry into tournaments following an anti-doping suspension. A few players—Venus Williams, Simona Halep and Elina Svitolina among them—have said they are not against it.
The French Tennis Federation has not officially announced any tournament wild cards.