Maria Sharapova, Facebook official page
CAIRO – 3 August 2017: Five times Grand Slam Champion Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from Stanford’s bank of the West Classic before her scheduled second-round match.
“Tournament officials said the 30 year old followed her doctor’s advice due to a left arm injury. It means Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko has progressed in California. Sharapova, given a wildcard to play in the US for the first time since March 2015, had defeated Jennifer Brady 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 on Monday,” as mentioned on BBC Sport.
The Russian had previously been out with a thigh problem since May 16.
Sharapova, returned in April after a 15-month doping ban, but was denied a wildcard for the French Open earlier this year and was unable to take part in qualifying for Wimbledon because of her injury.
Having missed the entire grass-court season, she will not gain direct entry into the U.S. Open, which starts on August 28. The only way to enter the tournament is to recieve a wildcard.