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Maria Sharapova withdraws from St Petersburg with shoulder injury

first_imgMaria Sharapova withdraws from St Petersburg with shoulder injuryMaria Sharapova, 31, had been set to play fellow Russian Daria Kasatkina, the third seed in the tournament, in the second round. Kasatkina wins by walkover.advertisement Next Reuters St PetersburgJanuary 30, 2019UPDATED: January 30, 2019 21:49 IST Maria Sharapova withdrew from her second-round match (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMaria Sharapova was set to play fellow Russian Daria Kasatkina in the second roundSharapova rarely takes part in tournaments in RussiaShe had earned her first WTA win in the country in more than a decade on MondayRussian tennis star Maria Sharapova withdrew from her second-round match at the WTA St Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Wednesday because of a shoulder injury, tournament organisers said.”Sharapova is withdrawing from her match today due to a right shoulder injury,” the WTA St Petersburg Ladies Trophy 2019 wrote on Twitter.Sharapova, 31, had been set to play fellow Russian Daria Kasatkina, the third seed in the tournament, in the second round. Kasatkina wins by walkover, organisers said.Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam champion who rarely takes part in tournaments in Russia, had earned her first WTA win in the country in more than a decade on Monday by defeating Australia’s Daria Gavrilova in straight sets.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Maria SharapovaFollow St Petersburg Openlast_img read more