Maria Sharapova to miss French Open after failing to recover from injury

Maria Sharapova shouting

Maria Sharapova will miss the French Open as she continues to be plagued by a troublesome shoulder injury.

The five-time Grand Slam winner has not played since undergoing surgery in February, although she was hoping to be fit to play at Roland Garros.

That, however, appears to have slipped away from her, with her confirming the news herself through her social media channels.

“Withdrawing from the French Open today. Sometimes the right decisions aren’t always the easiest ones,” Sharapova wrote in an Instagram post.

“In better news, I have returned to the practice court, and slowly building the strength back in my shoulder.

“I really miss you Paris, until next year.”

The 32-year-old won the tournament in both 2012 and 2014, and reached the quarter-final stage last year.

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