Maria Sharapova pulls out of Rome Open

Errani, the world number six, will now go through to the semi-finals to meet the winner of the match between Australia's Samantha Stosur and Viktoria Azarenka of Belarus.

updated: May 17, 2013 17:15 IST
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Rome: Russia's Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the Rome Open, citing "physical problems", the WTA said on Friday.

The two-time winner of the tournament and world number two had been due to play Italy's Sara Errani in the quarter-finals.

Sharapova, the defending champion, posted a message on her Twitter account explaining the reason for her withdrawal.

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