The 30-year-old returned last month from a 15-month doping ban, but has not yet managed to earn a high enough ranking to enter directly into the main Wimbledon draw.
Earlier, Sharapova was granted a wildcard to play in the pre-Wimbledon tournament in Birmingham, two days after she was rejected by the French Open because of her recent doping ban. She is now ranked No. 211 before she went two rounds at the Italian Open this week.
Maria Sharapova in a statement said that she won't request a wildcard into this year's Wimbledon due to her "improved ranking" and she would playing in the qualifiers.
In her first tournament in Stuttgart, Sharapova won three matches to reach the semifinals before losing to Kristina Mladenovic.
Several players have voiced their disapproval at Sharapova's return, most noticeably Canada's Eugenie Bouchard who said Sharapova should have been banned for life, calling her a "cheater". She had come from a set down to lead Lucic-Baroni 4-6, 6-3, 2-1, but was forced to pull out from in third set sustaining an injury to the left leg.
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Andy Murray is arguably the most prominent current tennis player to have voiced his concerns over Sharapova, saying returning offenders should have to work their way back up.
The LTA's call to grant the world No 211 a free pass for the Aegon Classic, which runs from 19-25 June, is likely to draw criticism from those that believe players suspended for doping should not be given special privileges.
The Wimbledon qualifying event, at the Bank of England Sports Grounds, will be ticketed for the first time this year, and there will be a live broadcast from one court.
Russian Sharapova, the 2004 champion and former world number one, announced the news on her website.
The five-time Grand Slam champion will join fellow top WTA Tour stars including Angelique Kerber, Johanna Konta, Garbine Muguruza and Karolina Pliskova in a heavily stacked field at the Edgbaston Priory Club, though attention will now swiftly turn towards her participation at Wimbledon. She has not competed in the tournament for seven years.