Maria had this to say on August 29th---not counting the non-tennis stuff--corporate sponsored events, photoshoots, and charitable events---the only actual words of Maria since that time were those in a doodle which many thought might have been written for her.
MOSCOW, August 29 (RIA Novosti) -Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova said on Friday that doctors were to blame for giving her an incorrect diagnosis, which deprived her of a chance to play in the U.S. Open and Beijing Olympics.
"It hurts me so much to miss the Olympics and the U.S. Open. I think this will be the first grand slam I have ever missed."
"I had been playing with the pain for a rather long time," Sharapova said on her Russian-language website. "Even in everyday life, during sleep, I felt it [the pain]."
The Russian tennis star is currently doing extensive rehab and strength work in Arizona. The treatment is due to last several months.
"I knew that this was more than just inflammation. It's a pity that the doctors failed to make the correct diagnosis," Sharapova said, adding that the right diagnosis would have shortened the recovery time
I trust Maria more than all the people who now speak for her. I
have to wonder if she has been told to shut up about her medical stuff.
late in August...
Eisenbud thinks Maria is out until next year
NEW YORK — Maria Sharapova is unlikely to return to the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour this year, her longtime agent, Max Eisenbud, said Wednesday. The reigning Australian Open champion pulled out of the Beijing Olympics and the U.S. Open after an MRI exam in Montreal this month revealed two small tears in her right shoulder.
The 21-year-old Russian — who appeared in New York for opening ceremonies at the year's final major — first injured the shoulder in a fourth-round match at the 2006 U.S. Open and reinjured it in a first round win at Montreal earlier in August, according to Eisenbud.
Sharapova has occasionally had bouts of serving difficulties. Eisenbud said this was likely due to her subconscious effort to move her ball toss and avoid the pain.
The three-time major winner is under doctor's orders not to hit a ball the next four weeks and will spend most of the fall in a hotel in Scottsdale, Ariz., rehabbing her shoulder with Brett Fischer. Fischer is a prominent physical therapist who has worked with many professional baseball players, among them Chicago Cubs' pitcher Kerry Wood.
Her adviser, Max Eisenbud, said: “She’s doing just fine and on track to return for the World Team Challenge on Jan 7-10.”
"She's doing good," Eisenbud said in a telephone interview. "Everything's on track
Early in December, she was able to resume full-time training and her practice sessions are said to have been intense.
She’ll play an exhibition in Hong Kong along with Venus Williams, Jelena Jankovic and Sania Mirza January 7-10,
"I think she is going to play," Tiley said yesterday. "We have been in communication with her team and while it's not confirmed, I'm confident