Maria Sharapova Withdrew From Brisbane International With Ankle Injury-widcomm

Tennis Former World No.1 Maria Sharapova was ruled out of Brisbane International due to ankle injury. She confirmed the report by releasing a statement. She has released a statement to the Brisbane International officials Saturday saying unfortunately my ankle is not 100 percent and I won’t be able to make it this year. It would be the first appearance at Brisbane International, which will commence on January, 1, 2012. The 24-year-old tennis star sustained left ankle injury at the Pan Pacific Championships in Tokyo in September. Previously, she withdrew from the China Open and WTA Championships in Istanbul. However, she wants to be fit for the 2012 Australian Open, which starts January 16 in Melbourne. Recently, she finished off her vacation at Thai island of Phuket. Before going for vacation, she underwent rehab in Arizona. Caroline Woznacki, Petra Kvitova, who was honored as 2011 ITF World Champion, Victoria Azarenka, French Open 2011 champion Na Li and US Open winner Samantha Stosur of Australia are in contention for 2012 Australian Open. Sharapova is at No.4 in the latest WTA Rankings. On the other side, former World No.1 players Serena Williams and Venus Williams, who struggled a lot last season with injuries, are looking to make a good start at the forthcoming season. During the exhibition match in Palm Beach, Venus says she is desperately looking to play at next WTA tour. Nevertheless, Venus is still remains doubtful for the next years first Grand Slam tournament in Australia. Recently, she was pulled out in Auckland tournament and she did not play even a single WTA event since quitting her second round contest at the US Open. She was diagnosed with the auto-immune disease Sjogrens syndrome. The 31-year-old American payers says This last six months have been a learning curve for me, in terms of learning about Sjogrens and how it makes me feel, and what I can do. Im coming along well. [Sjogrens] is definitely a big concern. But at the end of the day, its important to know what Im dealing withMy main goal is to be healthy for the Olympics." Venus sister Serena also said Im definitely feeling 100 percent, which is good. [Earlier this] year, I didnt play Australia. I didnt travel. This is good for me. Serena did not play any WTA tour game since she lost her final match in US Open. Venus Williams is at No.101 in the WTA Rankings while Venus is at No.12 in latest rankings. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: