Russian Maria Sharapova withdrew from the tennis tournament in Cincinnati (prize Fund $ 7.8 million) due to a hand injury, reports TASS.
Maria Sharapova has received a special invitation (wild card) from the tournament organizers.
«I arrived in Cincinnati the day before, ready to play. However, following the recommendations of doctors on the eve of the U.S. Open, I, unfortunately, have to refuse to participate in the tournament because of an injury of the left forearm, which he received at Stanford. I want to thank the tournament organizers for giving me a special invitation. I hope to be able to play here next year», — quotes Agency the words of the athletes.
In the first circle Maria Sharapova was supposed to play with the Latvian tennis player Elena Ostapenko.