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andrewbroad
Apr 4th, 2007, 11:22 PM
www.mariasharapova.com (http://www.mariasharapova.com):
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Maria Sharapova is sad to announce that she will not be able to compete in her next two events, the Family Circle Cup in Charleston and the Fed Cup matches, representing Russia against Spain, in Moscow. Maria has a message for her fans and supporters:

I haven't wanted to talk a lot about my injuries, but I'm afraid it has become obvious that I am having some problems with my right shoulder and left hamstring. I hurt my shoulder right before I started playing in Hong Kong, and kept hoping that I could work through it. I was told by doctors I had pretty severe inflammation, but decided to give it a shot. I think the anti-inflams and treatment helped me get through H.K and Australia. Unfortunately, my shoulder hasn't been able to be normal on its own, without the medicine.

My doctors have a positive outlook, despite telling me I cannot play for a while. They said I must drop out of the next two events, but they are confident that, with five or six weeks of rest, I will be ready for the next events. I am especially bummed about the Fed Cup, as I was looking forward to playing in Moscow, and representing my country in a team environment for the first time. I will be speaking with the Russian Federation soon about future matches. The Family Circle Cup is always a great event, and a tournament I look forward to competing in again.

It's difficult for me to take time off from tennis, but the first thing is my health and that's something that I have made a big priority in my career. I can only look forward to getting back on the court ASAP. Thanks, as always, for your support.
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FAMILY CIRCLE CUP (Charleston, South Carolina, USA; green clay; WTA Tier I)
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Maria's press-release:
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I am very disappointed to have to withdraw from the Family Circle Cup because of injuries to my right shoulder and left hamstring that will keep me out of competition for 5-6 weeks.

I was really looking forward to returning to the Family Circle Cup, which is a great event with loyal fans and one of the best sponsors in women's tennis, and I hope to play there next year.

It is really difficult for me to miss top events like the Family Circle Cup, but I need to make sure that I get myself healthy enough to play.

I'm looking forward to getting back on the court as soon as possible.
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Maria's next tournament is now expected to be WTA Rome (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/tournaments/profiles/rome.asp) (week of 14th May).

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andrewbroad
Apr 12th, 2007, 11:58 PM
Here's the latest on Maria's injuries from her doodle (http://www.mariasharapova.com/) of 11th April:
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I hate having to give you my injury reports but since they're pretty crucial in my career, it's better that I do.

My biggest thing right now is this nagging shoulder thing I've had since the beginning of the year. I was pretty much in denial to take an MRI for the last month, but after taking a week off after Miami, and coming back to practise and still feeling it, I had no other choice.

The report came out to say that I have abnormality in the tendon and bursa, which in human language translates to tendonitis, which in PG language translates as inflammation. Good news is that nothing is torn, bad news is that tendonitis takes time to heal, and no one really knows how long that will take.

So this afternoon I had to get a cortisone shot.....I hate needles and this one wasn't fun!! I can't play for the next ten days which is not exactly great news but if I didn't get the shot I wouldn't be able to play for 4-6 weeks....which would be a disaster.

Meanwhile there's lot's of work to be done off the court and lots of therapy as well.
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