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Maria Sharapova withdraws from Montreal


Third-seeded Russian Maria Sharapova held off Marta Domachowska of Poland 7-5, 5-7, 6-2. Shortly after the victory, Sharapova withdrew from the tournament due to a right shoulder injury.

"Coming into this tournament I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to compete," Sharapova said.

"In the last few weeks I've been trying to find a solution to the aggravation I did to the shoulder back at Indian Wells in one of my matches. I haven't found the solution yet."

"I just spoke to a couple of doctors and they advised me to try to find the cause of the problem, what's causing my bursitis, because they think there's something else behind it rather than just that."

After splitting the first two sets, Sharapova stepped it up and dominated the third set against Domachowska.

Maria was checked over by the trainer in the second set after complaining of a shoulder problem which probably contributed to her 17 double faults.

"It's obviously unfortunate," Sharapova said.

"You try to do every little possible thing you can. But at the end of the day when you go on court and you're thinking about aggravating things, you're thinking about an injury, it's not really the way to play."

"It's tough to go on court and not be close to even 50%."

"I'm too good of a player to go out there and try to fight through something that can eventually become something serious."

Sharapova will have an MRI scan on the injury on Thursday which will determine whether she can compete in Beijing.


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(source AFP, photo/Elsa/Getty Images)

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