One of the favorites of the start of the U.S. Open tennis Russian Maria Sharapova withdrew from the tournament because of a foot injury.
Sharapova has not played since the end of Wimbledon, which is in the semifinals she lost to the future winner of the tournament American Serena Williams.
“Sorry, I can’t play at the US Open this year. I did everything possible to be ready for the tournament, but ran out of time.
To all my wonderful fans, I can say that will return to the Asian part of the calendar in the coming weeks. Expect to finish the year healthy and prepared,” wrote Sharapova in Facebook
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In the main draw of the US Open Sharapova will replace 18-I Darya Kasatkina of Russia, defeated in the qualifying tournament. In the WTA rankings Kasatkina is 133 place.