Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the Dubai Tennis Championships.
No official purpose has been offered for the Russian’s withdrawal, though studies recommend the 5-time grand slam champion has been fighting ache in her forearms.
Sharapova was crushed within the first spherical of the Qatar Open by qualifier Monica Niculescu on Monday and can now miss out subsequent week in Dubai.
American Madison Keys may even sit it out as a consequence of sickness, however French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko has joined the sector.
“Sadly, each Maria Sharapova and Madison Keys have regretfully needed to withdraw from the Dubai Obligation Free Tennis Championships as a result of damage and sickness,” event director Salah Tahlak stated, by way of a news launch.
“We’re sorry that neither Maria nor Madison will be capable of play in Dubai, however we nonetheless have one of the strongest fields ever assembled for the WTA occasion.
“Maria stated that she could be very sorry she can’t be right here and hopes to return again subsequent yr. We want her and Madison a speedy restoration.”