Maria Sharapova: Former Wimbledon champion to return after four months out injured
Maria Sharapova is set to return to the WTA Tour for the first time in four months after accepting a wildcard entry at the grass-court Mallorca Open.
The Russian former world number one, 32, has been recovering from shoulder surgery which resulted in her missing the entire clay-court season.
"I want to thank the tournament for the opportunity it gives me," she said.
Defending Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber and two-time Australian champion Victoria Azarenka will also compete.
Sharapova has not competed since she withdrew from a second-round match at the St Petersburg Ladies Trophy in January.
The Mallorca Open, which starts on 17 June, is one of several grass-court events taking place before July's Wimbledon.