sport news Maria Sharapova out of Cincinnati Masters with arm injury

Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova will not play in the Cincinnati Masters The former world No 1 has withdrawn from the event with an arm injury Decision to pull out is just precautionary and she should compete in the US Open

By Press Association Sport Staff

Published: 15:07 BST, 13 August 2017 | Updated: 15:07 BST, 13 August 2017

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Maria Sharapova has pulled out of next week's Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati in an effort to ensure she is able to participate at the US Open that starts at the end of this month.

The former world No 1, now placed 149 in the rankings, continues to be troubled by an injury to her left forearm that she initially suffered at the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford and which forced her withdrawal after winning her first-round encounter.

She sat out the Rogers

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