Sharapova French Open wildcard call to be revealed on May 16
Maria Sharapova will learn on May 16 whether she will be handed a wildcard entry to the French Open.
The Russian returns on Wednesday from a 15-month ban after it was discovered she had taken the banned substance meldonium.
Having been awarded a wildcard to compete in Stuttgart, the former world number one could be afforded the same opportunity for Roland Garros next month, tournament organisers confirmed.
Sharapova is a two-time French Open champion, but her return to competitive action as a wildcard in Germany has not been welcomed by all.
Indeed, Wednesday's opponent Roberta Vinci was one of the many critics of the decision.
The Italian said: "She is of course a great player, I have nothing against her.
"She made her mistakes for sure, but she paid and I think she can return to play - but without any wildcards."
Sharapova, 30, has won five grand slam titles, the last of which came in France in 2014.