Saturday, August 2, 2008

Maria Sharapova To Miss Beijing Olympics And US Open

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Maria Sharapova21-year-old Russian tennis sensation Maria Sharapova today declared that she will also miss the US open after Beijing Olympics. The glamorous Sharapova announced on her website that she wouldn't play the final Grand Slam of the season, which starts August 25 in New York.

"It hurts me so much to miss the Olympics and the US Open, you have no idea, just to type those words hurt!," she wrote. "I think this will be the first grand slam I have ever missed."

According to Sharapova, New York doctor David Altchek said she had been playing with a tear in her right rotator cuff since April.

Maria Sharapova is not expected to require surgery. She will travel to Arizona for rehabilitation and strength work and is likely to miss two to three months.

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