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FILE PHOTO: Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates after defeating Sabine Lisicki of Germany in their semi-final match at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London June 30, 2011. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh/File Photo. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam winner, is retiring from professional tennis at the age of 32, she wrote in Vanity Fair on Wednesday. “In giving my life to tennis, tennis gave me a life. I’ll miss it everyday,” she wrote. Russia’s Tennis Federation had no immediate comment. Reporting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by Jon Boyle. Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Full story

26 February