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Shoulder injury rules Sharapova out of Roland Garros
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Shoulder injury rules Sharapova out of Roland Garros

Published by , Wednesday 05/15/19 22:48

Maria Sharapova has pulled out of this year's French Open with a shoulder injury, the two-time former Roland Garros winner announced on Wednesday.

Sharapova, 32, a five-time Grand Slam champion, has not played since pulling out of a tournament in her native Russia at the end of January.

"Sometimes the right decisions aren't always the easiest ones," she said in a post on her Instagram account.

"In better news, I have returned to the practice court, and slowly building the strength back in my shoulder," she added with a picture of her lifting the Roland Garros trophy in 2014.

In February the world number 35 said she had undergone a small procedure to fix a long-standing shoulder problem.

The former world number one had missed out on a place in the Australian Open quarter-finals in January.

Sharapova has been struggling back to top fitness since watching from the sidelines during her 15-month doping ban that ended in 2017.

This year's French Open will run from May 26 until June 9, with Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep as defending champions.

Source: AFP

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Hope not a.. good strategy
silent Ching silent Ching il y a 2 heures
@bastion To be honest with you, I want to see a Djokovic/Nadal final. But, again, if he wins this year's French Open title, I fear for his rivals going forward this year. In 2015,he was so consistent, it was scary - winning 11 titles out of 14 finals. That's insane.
humphrey.madlala humphrey.madlala il y a 5 heures
So, Nick withdraws from Roland Garros. Good riddance.
Tennis007 Tennis007 il y a 6 heures
Yes. Feel well and play well Rafa. (You're my favorite ❣)
christinenelles88 christinenelles88 il y a 8 heures
How does Osaka feel 35 when she talks like she's 10
Jsmooth Jsmooth il y a 9 heures
I'm a bit worried about the drive being less because she needs to grind out some matches to succeed at a grand slam but I wouldn't say her draw is that difficult.
crustyjugglers crustyjugglers il y a 11 heures