Other women's wild cards
went to Francesca Di Lorenzo, Whitney Osuigwe, Kristie Ahn and Katie Volynets of the U.S., along with 16-year-old Diane Parry of France, who got her country's reciprocal invitation.
"India has always been a major part of our Junior Wild Card
competition, and we have been proud to see the players make it to the Junior draws at Roland-Garros.
But some also called for the judges and the public to vote for separate wild cards
In a statement on her website, titled 'An update on my grass court tournament schedule, Sharapova said: "A few months ago, I received a wild card
offer from Birmingham, one of my most memorable tournaments as a young player.
The Aegon Classic is a major Wimbledon warm-up tournament, and the BBC has reported that one of the available wild cards
will be offered to Sharapova.
If they are to do so this season, it likely will have to be as the second wild card
As per policy only two swimmers can be given wild card
The four wild card
picks join Pettersen, Gwladys Nocera (France), Charley Hull and Melissa Reid (both England), Anna Nordqvist (Sweden), Sandra Gal (Germany), Carlota Ciganda and Azahara Munoz (Spain) in the 12-strong team.
(15) The action unfolds in Las Vegas, where security expert Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is desperate to leave the Nevada desert for calmer waters around Corsica.
With the first playoff game in Pittsburgh since 1992, and the winner-advances format for the Wild Card
, fans tuned in to Tuesday's NL Wild Card
game to officially kick off the 2013 MLB postseason.
FUKUOKA City in Japan and Davao City in the Philippines have both been selected as winners of the Imex in Frankfurt Wild Card
competition for 2013.
X Factor group Times Red say they are delighted to have been given a wild card
by judge Louis Walsh.