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Alberto Amalfi | @Tennis_Now | Saturday, September 23, 2024

Maria Sharapova is set for a Slam comeback—on the pickleball court.

Former world No. 1 Sharapova announced she will partner John McEnroe against Hall of Famers Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf in a pickleball showdown of Grand Slam champions.

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Pickleball Slam 2 is set for February 4, 2024 at the Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida.

It comes about 11 months after Agassi, McEnroe, Michael Chang and Andy Roddick competed in a successful pickleball showdown last spring that was televised nationally by ESPN.

"I'm playing pickleball,' Sharapova said. "And not just any pickleball, I am playing with John McEnroe against Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi.

"February 4, in Miami, at the Hard Rock [Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida], it's the Pickleball Slam 2.' "Dare I say I'm getting a little competitive, and slightly nervous and anxious? "But don't mind me, I can't wait to see you there, tune in, watch us, support us. Let's go team… what's our name?"

It's not the first time Team McPova shared the court. Sharapova and McEnroe famously joined forces for this World TeamTennis battle.

Die-hard fans will remember this pulsating point McPova played against Martina Navratilova and Andy Roddick in World TeamTennis' 24th annual Smash Hits.

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