No. 3 Maria Sharapova drops out of U.S. Open
Maria Sharapova, the 2006 U.S. Open champion, has withdrawn from the final Grand Slam major of the year, citing a balky right shoulder.
Maria Sharapova is out of the U.S. Open, citing bursitis in her right shoulder as the primary cause.
“Maria has informed us that she will be unable to compete at the U.S. Open this year due to a right shoulder bursitis and has withdrawn from the tournament,” according to a statement released by U.S. Open director David Brewer. “We wish her a speedy recovery and look forward to her return to New York next year.”
According to Sharapova’s agent, her shoulder had been giving her issues since the French Open in May.
Sharapova won the U.S. Open in 2006, and as the No. 3 ranked woman in the world, her departure represents a significant opening for other likely contenders Serena Williams and Agnieszka Radwanska.
The bracket for this year's tournament will be announced on Thursday and play will begin on Monday.
For Sharapova, the news caps a whirlwind week that saw her part ways with Jimmy Connors – her coach of 34 days – as well as a brief flirtation with a name change in order to promote, well, Sugarpovas.
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