Russian tennis diva and world number 24, Maria Sharapova has decided to end her 2018 season early due to shoulder injury. As a result the Maria has pulled out of the forthcoming tournaments – the China Open in Beijing, the Tianjin Open, where she was the defending champion, and the Kremlin Cup in Moscow.
Sharapova made her announcement to pull out in a comment on WTA website , “Unfortunately as I recover from my right shoulder injury, I am withdrawing from Beijing, Tianjin and Moscow,” Sharapova said.
“I will miss competing at each of these tournaments, but it is important that I allow for proper rest and recovery in the upcoming weeks.”
“I was looking forward to coming back to Tianjin to defend my title but unfortunately I need to give myself time to recover from injury,” she added.
“I am disappointed that I won’t be able to play in front of all of the fans in Tianjin again and I hope to be able to play there in the future. I wish everyone at the tournament a successful five-year anniversary.”