Maria Sharapova pulls out of 2013 US Open

Aug 13, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Maria Sharapova (RUS) reacts during a match against Sloane Stephens (USA) (not pictured) at the Western

It’s been a wild week for Maria Sharapova, who fired her coach after one game on Friday, was going to legally change her last name to “Sugarpova” during the US Open, had second thoughts on it, and now isn’t going to even play in tennis’ last major event of the year.

Sharapova withdrew from the 2013 US Open on Wednesday night with a shoulder injury. She’s been having injury problems since her second-round exit at Wimbledon, and has played in just one match since then.

The Associated Press reports what will happen with the women’s draw at the event.

Sharapova originally was seeded third at the US Open. The USTA said 2012 Wimbledon runner-up Agnieszka Radwanksa would shift from No. 4 to No. 3, and all other seeded players below her would move up a spot, too.

The USTA said Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova would become the No. 32 seed.

Mardy Fish also withdrew from the US Open earlier today.

Sharapova last missed the US Open back in 2008, the only other time she missed the event in her history. She won the event back in 2006 and has two semifinal finishes (last season and in 2005).

Her match record is 29-8 all time at the US Open, which is the least amount of losses in any grand slam tournament.

Topics: 2013 Us Open, Maria Sharapova

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