Maria Sharapova Withdraws From Indian Wells With Left Forearm Injury
by Staff | March 3rd, 2016, 2:10 pm

Maria Sharapova joined Roger Federer as former champions to withdraw from next week’s Indian Wells Masters events due to continued issues with her left forearm.

“I am extremely disappointed that I am unable to compete in this year’s BNP Paribas Open,” Sharapova said. “I have been focused on healing my left forearm injury and tried to get my body to be 100% ready to play this event, as it is one of my favorites on the WTA and so close to my home in LA. I know the tournament will be a great success this year and I will be anxious to return next year and hopefully many years after.”

Sharapova won Indian Wells in 2006 and 2013. The 7th-ranked Sharapova has played just one event this year reaching the quarterfinals at the Australian Open where she lost to Serena Williams.

She lost fourth round at Indian Wells last year falling to Flavia Pennetta and the opening round in Miami by Daria Gavrilova.

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8 Comments for Maria Sharapova Withdraws From Indian Wells With Left Forearm Injury

RZ Says:

Good I can leave my earplugs at home.

AndyMira Says:

Sorry to hear that Maria but i can’t help but wondering was it because too much shake hands at the oscar?

RZ Says:

LOL AndyMira – good one!

Giles Says:

She injured her left forearm not her right.

AndyMira Says:

@Giles…oh yeah..that means too long holding champagne flute i guess..

AndyMira Says: much as i love other aspect of maria..i’m sorry to say..i can’t tolerate ‘this’ 1 aspect of her..i always muted the tv when she’s in action..

RZ Says:

@AndyMira – I can’t even watch it on mute, I have to turn it off. I admire her competitive spirit and applaud her for her accomplishments, but I just don’t like her.

AndyMira Says:

@RZ..oh GOD..we’re the same!more often than not,i’d rather not see her play..not even that match will offered so much quality and action..i felt very embarrassed to watch her scream like that..especially there’s so much men in the stadium..

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