Since returning from her 15-month doping ban last month, Sharapova has played in three events on the WTA tour in an attempt to get her world ranking to a level where she can automatically enter into any event, including the Grand Slams, once again.
The Russian returned to competitive action in April after serving a 15-month ban for failing a drugs test at the 2016 Australian Open.
Earlier, Sharapova's hopes of playing at the French Open, where she has won two titles in 2012 and 2014, were dealt a blow when she wasn't given a wildcard for either the main draw or the qualifying rounds and the decision was made public by French Tennis Federation chief Bernard Giudicelli in a live streaming broadcast on Facebook on Tuesday.
The Roehampton qualifying tournament is ticketed for the first time this year and Sharapova will have to win three matches if she is to reach the main draw.
"I have already started getting treatment on the injury I sustained a few days ago in Rome and will begin my preparation as soon as I get better", she said.
"In return we are providing Maria with a main draw wildcard for this year".
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Now the LTA appear firmly on Sharapova's side, that may work in her favour when the All England Club sub-committee meet on June 20 to decide which players will be fast-tracked into the first round proper of Wimbledon.
The 30-year-old's comeback has divided opinion, with some fellow players criticising the decision to award her wildcard entries into WTA claycourt tournaments in Stuttgart, Madrid and Rome.
The former Wimbledon champion is ranked 211 which is below the cut-off for direct entry.
Maria Sharapova was granted a wild card to play in the pre-Wimbledon tournament in Birmingham on Thursday. The five-time Grand Slam victor had plummeted to 211. Wimbledon's website states wild cards are typically offered "on the basis of past performance at Wimbledon or to increase British interest".
She was initially banned for two years for using meldonium, with the penalty later reduced by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), which ruled she was not an intentional doper.