The Oscars of tennis, also known as the US Open, kicks off this Monday, August 26, but Maria Sharapova, one of the biggest female tennis stars like in the world, just pulled out of the event. Uh oh.

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The tennis star, who’s also the cover star of this month’s Shape magazine, had to bow out no thanks to a shoulder injury that she is still recovering from. She took to Facebook to share the news with her fans:


For more details on Maria’s decision, check out And pick up the new issue of the mag to read her entire interview!

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