Former world number one and two time tennis champion, Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the French Open as a result of a shoulder injury which she has not recovered from.
The Russian wrote on her instagram page on Wednesday, “Withdrawing from the French Open today. Sometimes the right decisions aren’t always the easiest ones.”
“In better news, I have returned to the practice court, and slowly building the strength back in my shoulder,” she added.
The 32-year-old, who has won five Grand Slam titles, has not played since the end of January and underwent shoulder surgery at the end of February.
The French Open starts in Paris on May 26.