Maria Sharapova Won’t Have To Play Serena Williams Again Because She Has Withdrawn From The US Open
by Staff | August 30th, 2015, 6:35 pm
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Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the US Open, the tournament announced this afternoon. The former No. 1 hasn’t played a match since losing to nemesis Serena Williams in the Wimbledon semifinals last month.

Sharapova, who’s since been hampered by a right leg injury, was slotted in Serena’s half of the draw again. She will be replaced by lucky loser Daria Kasatkina of Russia.

“Unfortunately I will not be able to compete in this years US Open,” Sharapova wrote on her Facebook page. “I have done everything possible to be ready but it was just not enough time. To all my amazing fans, I will be back in the Asian swing in a few weeks and look forward to finishing the year healthy and strong”.

Sharapova won the US Open in 2006. She is the first Top 30 player in either draw to withdraw.


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3 Comments for Maria Sharapova Won’t Have To Play Serena Williams Again Because She Has Withdrawn From The US Open

NewBallsPlease Says:

I guess when you keep getting your butt kicked in the playground, you eventually stop going…


madmax Says:

No. This is very sad to hear.

Come on Maria! Get it together!


Markus Says:

Smart business move.

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