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March 03, 2016

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) Maria Sharapova will miss the BNP Paribas Open because of a left forearm injury.

The hard-court tournament at Indian Wells, which begins next week, announced the five-time major champion's withdrawal on Thursday.

Sharapova is currently No. 7 in the WTA rankings.

She hasn't competed since losing to Serena Williams in the Australian Open quarterfinals in January.

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