World no.3 has pulled out of US Open 2015 due to an injury just before the start of the tournament.

The Russian didn’t participate in any event post-Wimbledon due to a knee injury. “I have done everything possible to be ready but it was just not enough time”, she posted on her Facebook page.

Sharapova was slated to face the Aussie Daria Gavrilova on Monday on New York. However, Sharapova said that she would be targeting a return in the Asian swing.

The 2006 champion, who has not lost in the first round of a Grand Slam since 2010, had travelled to Flushing Meadows and spoke to the media on Saturday.

However, she announced her withdrawal 24 hours later via social media.

Fellow Russian Daria Kasatkina takes Sharapova’s place in the draw as a qualifying lucky loser.

Here is what the 5 time grand slam champion had to say on her official facebook page:  

Unfortunately I will not be able to compete in this years US Open. I have done everything possible to be ready but it…

Posted by Maria Sharapova on Sunday, August 30, 2015


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