US Open 2013: Maria Sharapova pulls out with shoulder injury

US Open 2013: Third seed Maria Sharapova withdraws from next week's tournament with a shoulder injury

US Open 2013: Maria Sharapova pulls out with shoulder injury

Maria Sharapova has pulled out of next week’s US Open with a shoulder injury.

The 26-year-old Russian was seeded third for the tournament but has failed to recover from an inflammation in her right shoulder in time for the final Grand Slam of the year.

“I’ve done everything I could since Wimbledon to get myself ready but it just wasn’t enough time,” Sharapova said on her Facebook page.

“I have done many tests, received several opinions and it all comes down to taking the proper amount of time to heal my shoulder injury properly.

“It’s certainly not an easy decision to make ahead of one of my favourite tournaments, but I know it’s the right one that will get me back on the courts soon.

“I plan on taking the next few weeks off, receiving proper treatment and rehabilitation.”

US Open tournament director David Brewer said: “Maria has informed us that she will be unable to compete at the US Open this year due to a right shoulder bursitis and has withdrawn from the tournament.

“We wish her a speedy recovery and look forward to her return to New York next year.”

Agnieszka Radwanska moves up to number three in the seedings and Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova becomes the No32 seed.

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