The USTA today announced that No. 3 seed Maria Sharapova withdrew from this year’s US Open, which is set to start on Monday.
“Maria has informed us that she will be unable to compete at the US Open this year due to a right shoulder bursitis and has withdrawn from the tournament,” said US Open Tournament Director David Brewer “We wish her a speedy recovery and look forward to her return to New York next year.”
Sharapova made headlines this past week with a publicity stunt. It was reported that she wanted to change her last name to “Sugarpova” for the tournament so she could promote her candy line.
Cooler heads prevailed there and now she will have plenty of time on her hands over the next two weeks.
As for the Open itself, according to Tournament Referee Brian Earley, ” Agnieszka Radwanska becoming the No. 3 seed in women’s singles and the seeded players below each move up one position. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova becomes the No. 32 seed.”