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Maria Sharapova withdraws from Cincinnati with a forearm injury

Maria Sharapova withdraws from Cincinnati with a forearm injury

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by Jovica Ilic

Maria Sharapova started her comeback after serving her ban with a strong run in Stuttgart, but she injured his leg in Rome and that pretty much ruined the rest of the season for her. She missed the entire grass season and came back 2 months later in Stanford where she beat Jennifer Brady at the start of the tournament, but she had to withdraw after that, with a forearm injury.

The same injury forced her to pull out from Toronto this week, and she will miss the event in Cincinnati as well, her 6th tournament since the comeback that she wasn't able to play due to injuries! Maria played in Cincinnati 4 times, winning the title in 2011, and she was set to play against the Roland Garros champion Jelena Ostapenko, in what should have been one of the best first-round matches.

“I arrived in Cincinnati yesterday eager to play. However, following the doctor’s advice on-site, as a precaution for the US Open, I am unfortunately withdrawing from the tournament with the left forearm injury I sustained in Stanford,” Sharapova said. “I want to thank the tournament for the wild card opportunity and really look forward to competing here next year.”
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