Maria Sharapova pulls out of Toronto with left arm injury

Hope Soto
August 4, 2017

"I am disappointed that injury is keeping me from the tennis court once again, and I will work as hard as I can to return to the game I love as soon as possible". It is unknown whether Sharapova will play at the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati, where she has also received a wildcard.

"Unfortunately, I have to withdraw from today's match", the five-time Grand Slam champion said.

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Maria Sharapova's 2017 season has been plagued by a suspension and a leg injury, and on Wednesday a left forearm injury forced her to withdraw from the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, Calif.

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"I had a bit of a letdown but that's the way it is", Sharapova said. After yesterday's scan, the doctor has recommended I don't risk further injury.

For its part, the Canadian Bianca Vanessa Andreescu has obtained a pass for the main draw in Toronto, while her compatriot Carol Zhao will have the opportunity to participate in the qualifications. This was the first WTA tournament she had played in the United States since 2015.

The Russian player, who has a wild card entry, is set to play in the second round against Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko, No.7 seed, who got the better of Spanish Lara Arruabarrena 6-3, 6-3.

"This is definitely tough for Maria", Bank of the West Classic tournament director Vickie Gunnarsson said. "We know many of our fans were excited to see her play".

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