Maria Sharapova, who hasn't played in a WTA event since Wimbledon, will miss the U.S. Open due to a leg strain.
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Sharapova Confirms U.S. Open Absence
Sunday, Aug. 30
Sharapova confirmed the news via a post on her Facebook page:
Sharapova's absence wasn't surprising, given her decision to withdraw from the Rogers Cup on Aug. 27, via the WTA's official Twitter account. She lost to Serena Williams in the Wimbledon semifinal in July, but she's had a solid year otherwise, posting a 34-7 record in singles matches and two titles.
The 28-year-old has been hampered by leg injuries already this season, previously withdrawing from the Fed Cup in April. With the final major tournament of the year now beyond her, Sharapova should be taking a conservative approach so she is ready for next year's major tournaments.