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Injured Maria Sharapova to miss Wimbledon

Injured Maria Sharapova to miss Wimbledon
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Former world number one Maria Sharapova will miss the grasscourt season, including this month\'s Wimbledon qualifying tournament.The decision after failing to recover from a left-thigh injury she suffered during last month\'s Italian Open.\"After an additional scan, the muscle tear that I sustained in Rome will unfortunately not allow me to compete in the grass court tournaments I was scheduled to

London: Former world number one Maria Sharapova will miss the grasscourt season, including this month's Wimbledon qualifying tournament.

The decision after failing to recover from a left-thigh injury she suffered during last month's Italian Open."After an additional scan, the muscle tear that I sustained in Rome will unfortunately not allow me to compete in the grass court tournaments I was scheduled to play," the five-time Grand Slam champion said on her official Facebook page.

Sharapova opted not to apply for a wildcard into the main Wimbledon draw after her request for an invite into Roland Garros, where she is a twice former champion, was snubbed by French Open officials.

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