Maria Sharapova said she won’t be competing in Beijing, Tianjin and Moscow tournaments. The Russian player revealed that there is a physical issue as one of the reason that led her to end the 2018 season earlier than planned.
‘Unfortunately as I recover from my right shoulder injury, I am withdrawing from Beijing, Tianjin and Moscow. I will miss competing at each of these tournaments, but it is important that I allow for proper rest and recovery in the upcoming weeks‘, Sharapova said.
The 31-year-old will lose the 280 points she won by conquering Tianjin title. ‘I was looking forward to coming back to Tianjin to defend my title but unfortunately I need to give myself time to recover from injury’, Sharapova said.
‘I am disappointed that I won’t be able to play in front of all of the fans in Tianjin again and I hope to be able to play there in the future. I wish everyone at the tournament a successful five-year anniversary.’