Wimbledon qualifying could cope with the levels of interest should Maria Sharapova take part in the Roehampton tournament, the All England Club says.

The Russian returned from a 15-month doping ban last month and could yet qualify directly or receive a wildcard when they are confirmed on 20 June.

Wimbledon’s qualifying event will be ticketed for the first time this year.

All England Club chief Richard Lewis is “absolutely confident” Roehampton could cope with Sharapova’s presence.

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