Maria Sharapova Withdraws From Sony Ericsson Open
Fans of Maria Sharapova will have to wait until her next tornament to see her in action, as she was forced to withdraw from the Sony Ericsson Open due to the the shoulder injury which has kept her sidelined for most of the 2007 season.
Sharapova’s agent Max Eisenbud said the injury is not serious and that Sharapova was just taken precaution, something she did not do last year. Sharapova is going to take off the the week to rest up hrr should and she should be back in time for the US clay court season, which begins on April 7, 2008. Sharapova has not signed on to play the Amelia Island or Charleston, SC events, but might apply for wild card spots for both tournaments. Maria who is a two-time Sony Ericsson Open runner-up is very disappointed about her no show at this year’s event, as this stop is one her favorites.
The shoulder injury occurred at the Pacific Life Open during the match against Alona Bondarenko.