Sport Sharapova pulls out of Western and Southern Open

05:20  13 august  2017
05:20  13 august  2017 Source:   Omnisport

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Third-seeded Russian Maria Sharapova has pulled out of next week's U.S. Open due to a shoulder injury, tournament organizers said on Wednesday. Sharapova lost to 20-year-old American Sloane Stephens in the second round of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati last week in her only

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MariaSharapova-cropped: Former world number one Maria Sharapova © Provided by Omnisport Former world number one Maria Sharapova

An ongoing left arm injury has forced former world number one Maria Sharapova to withdraw from the Western and Southern Open.

With her eyes on the upcoming US Open at Flushing Meadows later this month, Sharapova announced her decision to pull out of the WTA Premier Five event in Cincinnati on Saturday.

Sharapova – back on Tour since April after serving a 15-month ban for doping – was handed a wildcard for the tournament and was due to face French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in the opening round.

However, the five-time grand slam champion will skip Cincinnati, having sat out the Rogers Cup in Toronto following her withdrawal at the Bank of the West Classic.

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Western & Southern Open . Cincinnati, OH. In the women's semifinals, Sharapova took out World No. 2 Vera Zvonareva 2-6, 6-3, 6-3. This time around, however, Jankovic pulled off the victory in straight sets, winning 7-6(4), 6-1.

Federer won the Western & Southern Open last year for his unprecedented sixth title at the longtime ATP Tour stop. On the women's side, Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams dropped out of the tournament.

"I arrived in Cincinnati yesterday eager to play. However, following the doctor’s advice on-site, as a precaution for the US Open, I am unfortunately withdrawing from the tournament with the left forearm injury I sustained in Stanford," Sharapova said.

"I want to thank the tournament for the wildcard opportunity and really look forward to competing here next year."

Sharapova made a comeback from an eight-week absence with a leg problem in her first-round win over Jennifer Brady in Stanford.

But an arm injury forced the Russian to pull out ahead of her scheduled round-two clash against Lesia Tsurenko, and she has not returned since.

Sharapova out of Rogers Cup .
Maria Sharapova has pulled out of next week's Rogers Cup in Toronto with the arm injury that has cut short her latest comeback. The five-time grand slam champion returned from two-and-a-half-months out with a thigh problem in Stanford this week but withdrew after only one match.And the pain she suffered in her left forearm has now forced her to sit out another tournament.Sharapova, who had been given a wild card into the Rogers Cup, said in a statement released by Tennis Canada: "I am so sorry to be missing Rogers Cup this year.

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