Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Maria Sharapova to Miss Next Week's Rogers Cup Due to Forearm Injury

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Maria Sharapova to Miss Next Week's Rogers Cup Due to Forearm Injury

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Sharapova to miss Rogers Cup due to injury

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TORONTO - Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova will miss next week's Rogers Cup in Toronto due to an injury.

Organizers say she is suffering from "pain in her left forearm."

Toronto's Bianca Andreescu will take Sharapova's wild-card spot in the draw.

Sharapova is making a comeback following a 15-month doping ban.

Several players, including Canadian Eugenie Bouchard, have been critical of Sharapova and tournament organizers for giving her wild card entries. Due to her suspension, she is no longer ranked high enough to automatically qualify for main draws.

She is currently ranked 173rd in the world.

"I am so sorry to be missing Rogers Cup this year," Sharapova said in a statement. "I am so appreciative to the tournament for the wild card and my fans in Toronto for their support. …

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