Sharapova Suffers Arm Injury In Stanford; Wimbledon Champ Muguruza Cruises In Hard Court Opener
by Staff | August 3rd, 2017, 11:21 am
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After missing the French and the grass seasons, Maria Sharapova’s return to the WTA was cut short yesterday after the former No. 1 had to withdraw from the Stanford event prior to her match against Lesia Tsurenko because of a forearm injury sustained her in opening round win Monday over Jennifer Brady. And she also withdrew from next week’s Canadian Open in Toronto.

“Unfortunately, I have to withdraw from today’s match,” Sharapova said in a statement. “Toward the end of Monday night’s match, I felt pain in my left forearm. After yesterday’s scan, the doctor has recommended I don’t risk further injury. Monday night’s crowd was so special and I wish I could continue playing, but I have to make a preventative decision.”

Sharapova suffered a thigh injury in Rome which forced her out of the French and the grass season, but returned last month for team tennis and then won a first round match in Stanford over Brady. She is still scheduled to play Cincinnati later this month.

It remains unclear if Sharapova, should she be healthy, will be granted a spot in the US Open.

Elsewhere in Stanford, Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza whipped Kayla Day 6-2, 6-0 in her first match since winning Wimbledon.

“[Wimbledon] is just another tournament,” Muguruza said. “I know it might sound weird because of course winning it gives me confidence but it doesn’t mean that I’m going to come here and because I just won Wimbledon I think it’s going to be easier to win matches. It’s not at all.

“I’m just working on trying to forget what happened and just starting Stanford. Stanford is my goal, and that’s it.”

Madison Keys and Ana Konjuh were also winners.

Americans CC Bellis, Coco Vandeweghe and Alison Riske are in action Thursday. So too is 2-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova.


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7 Comments for Sharapova Suffers Arm Injury In Stanford; Wimbledon Champ Muguruza Cruises In Hard Court Opener

Markus Says:

Sharapova better find another PED as soon a possible.


Giles Says:

^^^^ That’s a really nasty comment! 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡


AndyMira Says:

M!…I can’t believe Petra got bageled by Cici!…and there goes both of my Brackets!…Urgh!!…Btw…rc is getting stronger with her picks!…What she eat before she make a pick,hah?…The bottom section of her Brackets are all green!!…But you’re also got a high chance to be o top M….very much depend on Coco& Cici,Mugu& Keys match…Hehe..u guys r awesome!!


Markus Says:

Giles, that was nothing new to Maria. It’s an advise she’s heard before and which she followed.


Humble Rafa Says:

Wimbledon] is just another tournament.

I am glad players are able to say this freely. Longest rally in the men’s final was like 9 shots, which is embarrassing. Like in all things in life, length matters.


Markus Says:

“advice”- that’s for the grammar police.


Tony N Says:

Humble Rafa: “Longest rally in the men’s final was like 9 shots, which is embarrassing. Like in all things in life, length matters.”

There were two rallies longer than 9 shots just in the third game of the third set (Cilic serving at 1-1). Making mistakes about such trivia is embarrassing… because such mistakes happen when a person ‘unhumbly’ watches too many matches involving himself.

Since length matters to some people, here’s an epic 61-shot rally:
https://www.facebook.com/wimbledon/videos/10154997774933732/

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