Re: ** Masha News and Articles! ** Vol. 2
Maria Sharapova will not accept a wild card into next week's tournament in Hobart, TENNIS.com has learned. Three-time Grand Slam champion Sharapova withdrew from thisweek's tournament in Brisbane because of her continuing recovery from a left ankle injury, which she suffered at the Pan Pacific Championships in Tokyo in late September.
Sharapova has been training in Melbourne and still plans on participating in the Australian Open, which she won in 2008 and begins Jan. 16 in Melbourne. She last played at the year-end WTA Championships in late October, when she withdrew after her second match. - Matt Cronin