Andy Roddick has spoken ahead of Maria Sharapova potentially being given a wild card entrance to the upcoming French Open which starts on Monday, May 22.
The former world number one is torn as to whether Sharapova should be given entrance to the next Grand Slam tournament.
"If there's a smaller event that will benefit from having Maria, I don't begrudge them giving her the card. They're held to a higher standard because there's so much interest in them."It's a unique situation.
Other players suspended for doping violations have sought to rebuild their careers, but none with the résumé -- or celebrity -- of five-time Grand Slam champion and former No. Although Maria Sharapova is a two-time French Open champion, French Tennis Federation president Bernard Giudicelli expressed reservations about offering her a wild card for the tournament following her 15-month doping suspension.
But it's naive to pretend that their situation isn't different from that of a small tournament that can really benefit from Sharapova's presence." Other players, such as Nick Kyrgios have also given their opinion on the matter.