NEW YORK — Four-time major champion Maria Sharapova pulled out of the U.S. Open on Wednesday because of a right shoulder injury.
“Maria Sharapova is one of the great warriors of the tennis world,” U.S. Tennis Association Executive Director and COO Gordon Smith said. “If she withdrew, there’s a serious issue.”
Sharapova, the 2006 champion at Flushing Meadows, has played only one match on tour since her second-round loss at Wimbledon in June.
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