After her pre-quarterfinal defeat in the Australian Open 2019, the former World Number one tennis player, Maria Sharapova has just won a match in St. Petersburg Open. Post her win, she withdrew from the tournament and since then, the 2019 tennis season has been despairing for her.
The Russian, Maria Sharapova pulled out from the ‘American Swing’ due to her prolonged right shoulder injury and she also skipped the Stuttgart Open 2019 despite training incessantly. The Italian Open champion in 2011, 2012 and 2015 has now withdrawn from the Rome Masters 2019 due to the same reason. Evidently, her attendance at the Spanish Masters, WTA Madrid Open 2019 is also unfeasible.
The 32-year-old, Maria Sharapova underwent shoulder surgery in the month of February which is compelling her to stay away from the circuit. The “small procedure” on her right shoulder requires an adequate amount of time of heel. She gave a statement that her fraying tendon and small labrum tear has been causing all the misery in her shoulder.
The World Number 28, Maria Sharapova had lost 215 points because of not participating in Madrid Masters 2019 and now as she has withdrawn from Rome Masters 2019, Sharapova will be losing out on 350 ranking points. Since her release from the doping-ban, Maria Sharapova won just a WTA title in Tianjin, China in the year 2017.
The tournament is scheduled to take place from 13th of May and Sharapova’s place will be occupied by the World Number 45, Viktoria Kuzmova from Slovakia. Ostensibly, the road to Roland Garros 2019 for the two-time champion on the Parisien ‘terre-battue’, Maria Sharapova is teetering due to the series of miseries due to her injured right shoulder.
Despite having a decent beginning in the Australian major, she has failed to perform naturally on the WTA circuit. In the 2019 clay season will be pretty uncertain for the Russian. However, her incessant training sessions might pay off on the grass.