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MARIA SHARAPOVA planning COMEBACK at EXHIBITION in Janurary

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Sharapova rehab on track


Phoenix, 13 September 2008
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If all goes well, and reports are that her rehabilitation is right on schedule, Maria Sharapova will re-emerge on the women's tennis trail the second week in January at an exhibition event in Hong Kong, then move directly on to defend her title at the Australian Open.



Sharapova has been in Phoenix for the last month and will continue there with well-known fitness trainer Brett Fischer, who is working to strengthen the area around the torn rotator cuff in her right shoulder.



No surgery is indicated and Sharapova's doctors are describing the tear as "very moderate". She hasn't been on court since she retired from a second-round match with Ai Sugiyama at the Canadian Open in early August.



"She's just very relieved that the problem has finally been diagnosed," said her agent, Max Eisenbud.



Doctors have traced the original rotator cuff tear back to a match against Tatiana Golovin in 2006, when she hit an ace up the T that resulted in the slightest of tears, and from there it slowly worsened until significantly more damage was done at Indian Wells this year in a match against Alona Bondarenko. Incredibly, the problem went undiagnosed for months.



Sharapova continued trying to play, but she was unconsciously changing the location of her service toss in order to not feel any pain. "The first serve wasn't too bad because she throws the ball more out in front," said Eisenbud. "But on the second serve, she couldn't get her arm close to her head. Basically, they were saying they see the same thing with baseball pitchers who tear rotator cuffs. They unconscioulsy change their mechanics to avoid the pain."



At the French Open, Sharapova had 43 double faults in four matches, 17 in a first-round win over Evgenia Rodina.



"Missing the U.S. Open and the Olympics was really tough for her," said Eisenbud. But she's resolved not to try to work through the pain. She's not coming back until the problem is corrected.

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She's going for normality in her comeback she always plays the Hong Kong exo before the Australian Open
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That's definitely the right decision. She shouldn't come back until she is fully recovered. Good to know that the rehabilitation is working and on schedule.
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Get well Masha. It will be nice when all the girls on tour are back and healthy and we can watch the best vs the best.
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Doctors have traced the original rotator cuff tear back to a match against Tatiana Golovin in 2006, when she hit an ace up the T that resulted in the slightest of tears, and from there it slowly worsened until significantly more damage was done at Indian Wells this year in a match against Alona Bondarenko.

LOL. Maybe this will shut up all the bashers who came all over themselves re: the Sharapova-Williams meetings in '07 and '08. I've been making this point for nearly two years, to deaf ears. Turns out, they're right to be scared of a healthy Sharapova.

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I know she's been having issues since 2006 but how could they have possibly traced it back to a specific match? But not only that to a specific point she played in the match that seems a little ridiculous to me. If they can see it now they should have seen it before.

With that said. I hope Maria gets well soon and is back on the tour.

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LOL. Maybe this will shut up all the bashers who came all over themselves re: the Sharapova-Williams meetings in '07 and '08. I've been making this point for nearly two years, to deaf ears. Turns out, they're right to be scared of a healthy Sharapova.
So tell me, how did she manage to play her 'best ever tennis' in Australia and return to being a cripple against Serena? Sorry, the excuses don't check out.

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So tell me, how did she manage to play her 'best ever tennis' in Australia and return to being a cripple against Serena? Sorry, the excuses don't check out.
It's called a cortisone injection...which is what she probably had right before the Australian Open.

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LOL. Maybe this will shut up all the bashers who came all over themselves re: the Sharapova-Williams meetings in '07 and '08. I've been making this point for nearly two years, to deaf ears. Turns out, they're right to be scared of a healthy Sharapova.

Can't wait to hear your excuses in 2009 when her problems are "fixed" until she faces Serena at AO or Venus is Hong Kong.....


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So tell me, how did she manage to play her 'best ever tennis' in Australia and return to being a cripple against Serena? Sorry, the excuses don't check out.
Exactly, same old bullshit.

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Can't wait to hear your excuses in 2009 when her problems are "fixed" until she faces Serena at AO or Venus is Hong Kong.....




Exactly, same old bullshit.
Yeah because she was beaten so badly by them this year...give me a break.

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Yeah because she was beaten so badly by them this year...give me a break.
She didn't make it far at Wimbledon or she would have been,

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Why does Sharapova play an exhibition instead of a real tournament to warm up for the Australian Open?
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So tell me, how did she manage to play her 'best ever tennis' in Australia and return to being a cripple against Serena? Sorry, the excuses don't check out.
i dont care much for fan's excuses for players losses, they lose or they win simple as. but did you watch the 08 match against serena? she was no cripple in that match! had she converted her set point in the first set it would have been a straight sets win for maria!
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Why does Sharapova play an exhibition instead of a real tournament to warm up for the Australian Open?
i dont know! i think an event like gold coast would be better preperation than an exhibition... she's done it since 04, so i guess its hard to break tradition.. i imagine the pay is amazing, to consistently get players like maria and venus to play there!
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She's on entry list of Linz. But I've no idea whether she'll play.

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