In­jured Shara­pova pulls out of Toronto

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS -

Five-time Grand Slam cham­pion Maria Shara­pova on Thurs­day with­drew from next week’s WTA Rogers Cup tour­na­ment in Toronto with a sore left fore­arm, Ten­nis Canada an­nounced.

The move came a day af­ter the for­mer world No 1 from Rus­sia with­drew from the WTA event in Stan­ford, Cal­i­for­nia, be­fore a sec­ond-round match.

The in­jury casts fur­ther doubt over Shara­pova’s par­tic­i­pa­tion at the US Open, which starts in New York on Aug 28.

Due to her low rank­ing, Shara­pova, who re­turned to the cir­cuit ear­lier this year af­ter serv­ing a 15-month dop­ing sus­pen­sion, will need a wild card to play in the main draw of the tour­na­ment.

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