Maria Sharapova will not compete in U.S. Open
Maria Sharapova will not compete in the U.S. Open, she announced Sunday.
The tournament will begin Monday.
Sharapova has been battling a right leg injury. Here's Sharapova's announcement, which she made on Facebook:
“Unfortunately I will not be able to compete in this years US Open. I have done everything possible to be ready but it was just not enough time. To all my amazing fans, I will be back in the Asian swing in a few weeks and look forward to finishing the year healthy and strong.”
The U.S. Open will run until Sept. 13, with Serena Williams looking for a calendar Grand Slam on the women's side. Sharapova would have been the third seed.