US Open 2013: hashtag slam number 5
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Aug 22nd, 2013, 01:07 AM
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Re: US Open 2013: hashtag slam number 5
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The ONLY shred of hope I have right now is that her serve looked OK in her recent matches (it was her groundgame that was the main cause of her defeat last week). When her shoulder problems were at their worst, and indeed when most players have a serious shoulder injury, she was doublefaulting left and right because of the excruciating pain. So MAYBE that's a sign that the problem is relatively minor, that this withdrawal is just precautionary and that it will go away fairly quickly. Perhaps that's clutching at straws though.
Sources say that Sharapova has been suffering from shoulder trouble since June, and in her first two weeks of practice with now ex-coach Jimmy Connors, her shoulder hurt to the degree that she was unable to practice her serve at all.
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