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Latest update : 2009-03-23

Former world number one Maria Sharapova has decided to withdraw from the Miami Masters to give her shoulder some more rest. The 21-year-old Russian hasn't played a singles since undergoing surgery last August.

AFP - Former world number one Maria Sharapova, who underwent surgery on her injured right shoulder last year, on Sunday pulled out of next week's Miami Masters.
  
The Russian pin-up had hoped to play singles for the first time in Florida since August last year and had warmed-up for a return by playing in doubles at the Indian Wells WTA event last week.
  
But the 21-year-old, who missed the US Open and Beijing Olympics in 2008 as well as this year's Australian Open, has decided the shoulder needs more rest.
  
"It felt great to be back on tour last week even if it was just playing doubles," Sharapova told her official website.
  
"I am still not ready to play seven consecutive matches and will have to withdraw from the Sony Ericsson Open which is one of my favorite tournaments of the year"

Date created : 2009-03-23

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