Maria Sharapova out of Miami Open after undergoing ‘small procedure’ on shoulder
Maria Sharapova has undergone a “small procedure” on her troublesome shoulder, which has forced her to withdraw from the Miami Open.
The former world No 1 last played competitive tennis at the end of January when she won her opening match at the St Petersburg Open.
However, she pulled out her second-round clash due to injury and then also announced she would skip the Indian Wells Masters at the start of March due to the shoulder problem.
And that same injury will also keep her out of the Miami event.
“I have just withdrawn from the Miami Open and wanted to give you a little update on the shoulder,” she is quoted as saying by the WTA website.
“As many of you know, I have struggled with shoulder pain since last summer. For ten weeks post US Open, I focused on getting my rotator cuff and scapula strong to support a surgically repaired fraying tendon and a small labrum tear. Although my shoulder got strong, it didn’t help the pain on impact.
“After a few different opinions in a few different countries, last week I had a small procedure done which will take a few weeks to heal.
“Although this has been a very long process, I am incredibly committed to getting back strong and more importantly without the pain I was playing with at the beginning of the year.”
More from Tennis365:
‘They let me play despite positive coronavirus test,’ says Benoit Paire as he demands Roland Garros clarity
Frenchman confused by rules.
Greg Rusedski claims Novak Djokovic may lose his motivation one Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal retire
Is Serb’s shelf-life shorter than we think?
Benoit Paire allowed to play in Hamburg despite positive Covid-19 test
Rules in Germany meant Paire was deemed no longer to be infectious.
How a switch to a Babolat racket propelled Carlos Moya to French Open glory
Former French Open champion Carlos Moya has a story…
Mats Wilander backs Novak Djokovic to land French Open title after expressing Rafael Nadal concerns
Are conditions against Nadal this time around?
‘Roland Garros coronavirus situation worries me,’ admits top seed Simona Halep
Romanian admits concerns.
Stan Wawrinka parts ways with long-time coach despite ‘amazingly successful partnership’
Stan the man seeking a new direction.
‘I will be taking the rest of the season off,’ says Bianca Andreescu as injury nightmare continues
Injury continues to plague Canadian star.
Rafael Nadal is looking ‘beatable’ on clay going into Roland Garros, says Novak Djokovic
Will conditions hamper Spaniard?
Novak Djokovic describes Italian Open as ‘a great but challenging week’ after record Masters win
World number one in confident mood.