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Maria Sharapova back on court in exhibition against Ana Ivanovic

Maria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic played an exhibition in Colombia.

Maria Sharapova lost an exhibition to Ana Ivanovic over the weekend in Bogota, Colombia, in her first match in nearly four months.

Sharapova had not played since a second-round loss to Sloane Stephens at the Western & Southern Open in mid-August. She missed the U.S. Open and the fall season with a shoulder injury.

"After months of not competing, tonight was a baby step forward!" Sharapova tweeted. "I missed this so much! Thank you Colombia for such a warm welcome. #imback."

Sharapova also used the trip as an opportunity to launch her Sugarpova candy line in Colombia.

Here are highlights, photos and tweets from the two players in South America:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tUeX8kRTXs

https://twitter.com/MariaSharapova/status/408758656906563584

https://twitter.com/AnaIvanovic/status/408568595283980288

https://twitter.com/MariaSharapova/status/408759983678173184

https://twitter.com/AnaIvanovic/status/408793405884350464

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Maria Sharapova

https://twitter.com/AnaIvanovic/status/409204245456355328

Photos on court: Guilllermo Legaria/AFP/Getty Images

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