Ace Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova is going to miss another big tournament due to her long-standing injury as the 32-year-old has been ruled out from upcoming French Open 2019. The female star player continues to be on sidelines since St. Petersburg Open held in Russia in January 2019. This would be her second tournament which she will miss due to her injury after Italian Open.
The two-time Roland Garros champion recently took to Instagram to share the sadistic news with her fans. She posted,”withdrawing from the French Open today. Sometimes the right decisions aren’t always the easiest ones. In better news, I have returned to the practice court, and slowly building the strength back in my shoulder”. Further she also added, “I really miss you Paris, until next year”.
Moreover, the former World No.1 player had clinched the crown of French Open twice in 2012 and 2014 and this would have been her third win in the clay-court tournament. In French Open 2018, the three-time Grand Slam tried hard but she was defeated in quarter finals.
Earlier, in March 2016, the Russian professional failed to clear a doping test during 2016 Australia Open and as a result the player was suspended by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) till April 2017.
Furthermore, the legendary player pulled out from Italian Open in this month and has been replaced by 45th-ranked player Viktoria Kuzmova. Apart from Italian Open Sharapova has also withdrawn from other tennis tournaments like Stuttgart Open and the Madrid Open as she was undergoing a treatment of right shoulder injury. Before being ruled out from the game Sharapova played her last match in St. Petersburg Open against Russian mate Daria Gavrilova where she defeated the World No. 20 in the very first round by 6-0, 6-4.
Sharapova began this year on a winning note as she clinched her 800th career singles title against Timea Bacsinszky at Shenzhen Open which could probably be her best match of 2019.