Maria Sharapova pulls out of Stanford event due to hip injury

Sharapova and Flipkens will be replaced in the 28-player draw by world number 46 Daniela Hantuchova and Christina McHale, who is ranked 79th.

updated: July 16, 2013 08:13 IST
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Stanford: World No.2 Maria Sharapova pulled out of next week's WTA Tour Standford Classic with a nagging hip injury.

Sharapova's withdrawal on Monday has robbed the tournament of one of its biggest names. The Russian suffered the left hip injury during Wimbledon which ended earlier this month.

"We understand that a player's health must always come first," said tournament director Kim Hall.

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