Maria Sharapova out of French Open, citing right shoulder

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “Sometimes the right decisions aren’t always the easiest ones,” she wrote.She said she has returned to practice and is “slowly building the strength back” in her shoulder.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe former No. 1 and owner of five major titles hasn’t competed anywhere since late January, when she withdrew from a tournament in Russia after winning her opening match there. In February, she said she had a “small procedure” on her shoulder, which was painful since last year because of a fraying tendon and small labrum tear.During a recent interview at the Italian Open, International Tennis Hall of Fame member Nick Bollettieri said Sharapova is at his academy “right now, training.” Dynasty intact Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast FILE – In this Saturday June 9, 2012 file photo, Maria Sharapova of Russia holds the trophy after winning the women’s final match against Sara Errani of Italy at the French Open tennis tournament in Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Two-time French Open champion Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the year’s second Grand Slam tournament because of her injured right shoulder. Sharapova announced her withdrawal on Instagram, on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)Two-time French Open champion Maria Sharapova pulled out of the year’s second Grand Slam tournament on Tuesday because of her surgically repaired right shoulder.Sharapova announced her withdrawal on Instagram.ADVERTISEMENT Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan01:26Filipino culture takes spotlight as 2019 SEA Games officially opens02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu LATEST STORIES View comments Her right shoulder has been an issue over the years.She cut her 2018 season short in September because of problems with it.Sharapova originally had surgery on the shoulder in 2008 and was off the tour for about 10 months. She skipped the 2013 U.S. Open because of that shoulder, too.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Asked whether Sharapova is contemplating retirement, the coach responded: “Not yet. I think she’s going to give it one more shot.”Play begins at the French Open on May 26. The 32-year-old Sharapova won the title at Roland Garros in 2012 to complete a career Grand Slam and collected the trophy at the clay-court major again in 2014.That was the last time she won a Grand Slam tournament.Since then, the Russian has been only an occasional participant in the sport’s four most prestigious events: This French Open will mark the eighth time in a span of 20 majors that she has been absent.Sharapova was sidelined for 15 months by a doping suspension after failing a drug test at the Australian Open in January 2016, then returned to the tour in April 2017 with a ranking too low to get into Grand Slam events. The French Open denied her a wild-card invitation, then she planned to try to qualify for Wimbledon before pulling out because of an injured left leg.ADVERTISEMENT Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN MOST READlast_img