PARIS: Maria Sharapova has pulled out of this yr’s French Open with a shoulder harm, the two-time former Roland Garros winner introduced on Wednesday.
Sharapova, 32, a five-time Grand Slam champion, has not performed since pulling out of a event in her native Russia on the finish of January.
“Typically the fitting choices aren’t all the time the simplest ones,” she stated in a submit on her Instagram account.
“In higher information, I’ve returned to the follow courtroom, and slowly constructing the energy again in my shoulder,” she added with an image of her lifting the Roland Garros trophy in 2014.
In February the world quantity 35 stated she had undergone a small process to repair a long-standing shoulder downside.
The previous world primary had missed out on a spot within the Australian Open quarter-finals in January.
Sharapova has been struggling again to prime health since watching from the sidelines throughout her 15-month doping ban that resulted in 2017.
This yr’s French Open will run from Might 26 till June 9, with Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep as defending champions.