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Sharapova pulls out of French Open with shoulder injury

IANS  |  London 

Russian star has pulled out of the upcoming because of her

The 32-year-old has not played since pulling out of an event in her native at the end of January and had a small operation in February, reports the

The two-time champion announced on that she would not be participating in the tournament, which begins on May 26.

"Withdrawing from today. Sometimes the right decisions aren't always the easiest ones," she posted. "In better news, I have returned to the practice court, and slowly building the strength back in my shoulder. I really miss you Paris, until next year," she added.

Sharapova, who won the French title in 2012 and 2014, returned to the tour in April 2017 after serving a 15-month ban for taking the banned drug meldonium.

She reached the quarter-finals of last year, losing 2-6, 1-6 to third seed Garbine Muguruza.



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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 10:14 IST