Found August 21, 2013 on NESN.com:
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NEW YORK — Maria Sharapova pulled out of the U.S. Open on Wednesday because of a right shoulder injury. The U.S. Tennis Association announced the 2006 champion’s withdrawal. Sharapova has played only one match on tour since her second-round loss at Wimbledon in June. Sharapova originally was seeded third at the U.S. Open. The USTA said 2012 Wimbledon runner-up Agnieszka Radwanksa would shift from No. 4 to No. 3, and all other seeded players below her would move up a spot, too. The USTA said Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova would become the No. 32 seed. The draw for the year’s last Grand Slam tournament is Thursday. Play begins Monday. Sharapova’s surprising exit caps a tumultuous couple of weeks for the four-time major title winner and former No. 1 player. The Russian was sidelined by a hip injury after Wimbledon. Then she hired Jimmy Connors as her coach, an arrangement that lasted all of one match, a loss. Sharapova last skipped the U.S. Open in 2008, when she was off the tour for about 1...
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