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Injured Sharapova pulls out of Brisbane International

Published on Jan 1, 2013 2:11 PM
 
Maria Sharapova of Russia leaves a news conference at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane on Jan 1, 2013. Sharapova was forced to withdraw from the season-opening Brisbane International on Tuesday with a right collarbone injury. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BRISBANE, Australia (AFP) - Reigning French Open champion Maria Sharapova was forced to withdraw from the season-opening Brisbane International on Tuesday with a right collarbone injury.

"I had a bit of inflammation in my collarbone and I sent it to my doctor in New York and he told me I couldn't really do much overhead training for about a week," said the Russian world number two.

"So to be fair I haven't really given myself a chance to pretty much hit any serves or anything over my head, I've just been practising groundstrokes.

So I just kind of ran out of time here," she added.

 
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