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Sharapova gets wild card for Rogers Cup

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TORONTO (AP) Maria Sharapova has been awarded a wild card for the Rogers Cup in August in her comeback from a 15-month doping ban.

Since her return, the former No. 1 player has used wild cards to play three events on the WTA Tour. She was denied a wild card for the French Open.

Rogers Cup tournament director Karl Hale calls her a "fan favorite," noting she has completed her punishment. A number of players have been outspoken about Sharapova receiving free passes into tournaments.

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