Maria Sharapova News 2008
Maria Sharapova Out Of Olympics, US Open
The 21-year-old tennis player withdrew from the WTA Rogers Cup in Montreal in late July because of a shoulder injury after a marathon second-round win over Marta Domachowska of Poland. A scan revealed two small tears in her right shoulder. She later said: "It hurts me so much to miss the Olympics and the U.S. Open. I think this will be the first grand slam I have ever missed."
"I had been playing with the pain for a rather long time," Sharapova said on her Russian-language website. "Even in everyday life, during sleep, I felt it [the pain]."
The Russian tennis star is currently doing extensive rehab and strength work in Arizona. The treatment is due to last several months.
"I knew that this was more than just inflammation. It's a pity that the doctors failed to make the correct diagnosis," Sharapova said, adding that the right diagnosis would have shortened the recovery time. Sharapova is now No. 5 in the Women's Tennis Association world rankings, just below Russia's Elena Dementieva who won an Olympic gold medal in the final of the women's singles in Beijing.
Maria Sharapova Set For Lindsay Davenport Rematch
Maria Sharapova Into Amelia Island Third Round
Maria Sharapova To Meet Ana Ivanovic In Final
Maria the last two weeks has been in devistating form with powerful but precise groundstrokes and serves. Ivanovic is also
playing well so it could be a difficult match for Maria. "You have your bad moments in your career and you have your good moments,
and it's been a good ride so far," said the Russian. "But it's not over yet.
Maria Sharapova Shocks Justine Henin, Into Semifinals
In the seminfinals Maria plays Jelena Jankovic(3) of Serbia. Head to head Maria leads Jelena 3-1, but lost their last meeting last year at Birmingham 4-6, 6-3, 7-5.
In round three Maria defeated Elena Vesnina 6-3, 6-0. In the fourth round Maria beat Elena Dementieva(11) 6-2, 6-0. Sharapova has only lost nine games in her last three matches.
Maria Sharapova Proves Critics Wrong With Davenport Win
In round one Maria defeated Jelena Tosic 6-4, 6-3 and next plays fellow Russian glamour girl Elena Vesnina. Maria has never played Vesnina before, but should win if she can stay aggressive. Should Maria advance further, she could meet world number one Justine Henin in the quarterfinals and defending champion Serena Williams in the semifinals.
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