Sharapova to Miss Olympics, US Open Due to Shoulder Tear
by Staff | August 1st, 2008, 3:52 pm
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Three-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova will miss the upcoming Beijing Olympic Games and the US Open according to her official website, mariasharapova.com.

After meeting with her doctor, Sharapova says she was diagnosed with a “moderate tear” in her right rotator cuff tendon dating back to April. The injury forced her withdrawal from the Montreal Rogers Cup Wednesday and will sideline her for the remainder of the summer hard court season.

Sharapova is anticipating that after rehabilitation she’ll be able to return to play in 2-3 three months.

“I am going to work hard to get healthy”, the 21-year-old wrote. “I am going to do some extra work for my amazing sponsors who are always patient with me while I am playing tournaments and training. And I’m going to work on some business projects that I never have time to do, which will definitely keep me busy.”

Sharapova, a former World No. 1, won the US Open in 2006. She also won Wimbledon in 2004 and the Australian Open earlier this year. Her streak of participating in 27 straight Grand Slam events beginning with Slam her debut at the 2003 Australian Open will come to an end when the US Open tennis championships commence on August 25.


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15 Comments for Sharapova to Miss Olympics, US Open Due to Shoulder Tear

ShayHay Says:

Can’t say I’m upset about this? If there is one person that I hate to watch play tennis, it’s this young lady.


Joel Says:

Agreed. I’m ready to see other faces getting to the top ranks in women’s tennis. The Serbs, Safina, etc.


Bojan Says:

I don’t like her, but somehow I feel sorry for her :\


i like maria so much and she's my idol... well, im so sad for her to miss the game. Says:

From Angeli Roxas GO MARIA SHARAPOVA! SHE WILL RETURN! SHE’S A GREEAT FIGHTER!


Von Says:

It’s a shame Sharapova developed that tear in her rotator cuff. It’s not surprising though from the way she serves and hits. She muscles the ball too much for a woman. I know someone who’s had a rotator cuff tear and has had to have surgery and a long rehab. However, even though the surgery repaired the tear it has curtailed that person’s arm activity about 50 per cent. I don’t foresee Sharapova returing back to playing tennis in 3 months. I wish her a speedy recovery.


Bob Lewis Says:

Yes well, back to who is actually playing, never mind the cutie pies, Kuznetzova has set a pattern that she dominates the first set and then she’s done, whipped. She always looks tired after that. She appears to be too heavy, whether just body type or actually overweight.

Chakvetadze really faded. Her ranking is yesterday’s news.

Safina’s charge is fun to watch. Watching Ivanovic embarrass herself is definitely not fun.

Didn’t see the match, but it reads like Jankovic choked, given the chance to be #1 for awhile. Without her having won a Slam, that would not have been popular anyway.

If Djokovic doesn’t come through at Cincinnati, the Serbian collapse will be complete.


addie Says:

jankovic is stil going to be no. 1.. on aug 11 ivanovic’s points from la come off and jankovic will get the spot for exactly 1 week, until aug 18 when the points from last year’s Canada tourney come off and she drops back down again.

It really says a lot about the current state of the WTA, considering she hasn’t even made a GS final before. Come back Justine!


trilby Says:

Nice to see Safina fit -both physically and apparently between the ears – at last. I used to dread the inevitable melt-downs and outbursts. She also looks as though she’s enjoying herself on the court now. I too feel sorry for Sharapova but won’t miss her the way I miss Henin’s finesse and variety on the court. So many of the top women now seem to have such one-dimensional games and when they’re off, they’re really off. To me the Serbians haven’t proved themselves stayers yet. Fortunately, some of the younger players making their way up the rankings – like Cibulkova and Pasek – show definite promise. And as a Canadian I really enjoyed Dubois’ performances this week. Only 18 too. Dare we hope…?


Von Says:

trilby:

“And as a Canadian I really enjoyed Dubois’ performances this week. Only 18 too. Dare we hope…?”

I enjoyed watching Dubois play this week. I’m not one for warming up to a new player when I initially see them play, but Dubois’ composure and her all-court game was a treat to watch in lieu of the power bashers we’re now accustomed to seeing on the women’s tour. I’d say if she continues in her present form she’ll soon be moving up in the rankings.

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Bob Lewis:
I agree with your analysis of Kuznetsova. With her I think it’s her nerves. She stated in an interview with Navratilova that when she gets a secenario in her head, it’s difficult for her to let it go. For instance, if she lost to a player a couple of times, she enters the match thinking about the last loss and it kills her concentration. I also feel she could lose some weight especially playing in the heat which in itself is difficult, but with added weight it has got to place an additional burden on her, and could account for her fading after the first set.

I’ve never been an Ivanovic or Jankovic fan. Ivanovic’s game is just serve and forehand, nothing else. Jankovic has more of an all-court game, but she’s somewhat of a prima donna; complains too much and at times borderline hysterical. To me Jankovic is a member of the geriartric ward – not in terms of age, but her many, many injuries. Is there even one body part that’s not been injured? Everytime I see her playing she has something taped up, and there’s always a medical timeout. She needs to cut out the theatrics — if she’s not fit, then don’t play.


Bob Lewis Says:

“I’ve never been an Ivanovic or Jankovic fan. Ivanovic’s game is just serve and forehand, nothing else. Jankovic has more of an all-court game, but she’s somewhat of a prima donna; complains too much and at times borderline hysterical. To me Jankovic is a member of the geriartric ward – not in terms of age, but her many, many injuries. Is there even one body part that’s not been injured? Everytime I see her playing she has something taped up, and there’s always a medical timeout. She needs to cut out the theatrics — if she’s not fit, then don’t play.”

But then that’s the same Jankovic bashing, blah-blah, we read everytime her name comes up. I think it’s mostly catty female stuff.


Von Says:

I hardly ever comment on Jankovic, but I suppose I’m a catty female for mentioning the obvious. Are any of my comments a lie — she’s always injured and does complain often. Sorry to have stepped on your toes. I thought your mention of the Serbian collapse was a bit unkind, but then you’re privileged, I’m not.


ShayHay Says:

I wish there were more consistent players on the Women’s side. The competition level seems to peak in spurts, but it’s never sustained. Every now and then and young gun comes along (Ivanovic) and everyone sings her praises. Then two weeks later she fizzles out. In my humble opinion, in the past few years there have really been only three players to win consistently on the women’s side or even be considered major threats at every tournament and that’s the Williams sisters and Justine Henin. The charge of Russians were a flash in the pan and the Serbs are just a fluke.
As much as I hate Justine Henin, I have to say she did bring a high level of competition to the game and of course the Williams sisters have been on tour for more than 12 years and they’re still winning majors.


Bob Lewis Says:

“I wish there were more consistent players on the Women’s side. ”

A lot of that traces to injuries, correct? Maybe if it was less about being tall and strong, they wouldn’t be pushed so hard. Petite players wind up settling for being doubles mavens. Singles is now too much a sport of giants, both men’s and women’s, actually.


Bourbonnais Says:

Too bad, I enjoyed seeing her playing.

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