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Injured Sharapova withdraws from Stanford

ESPN staff
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Maria Sharapova tumbled a number of times at Wimbledon © PA Photos
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Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from next week's Bank of the West Classic at Stanford because of a left hip injury suffered during Wimbledon.

Tournament director Kim Hall said in a statement on Monday that organisers "are disappointed for our fans." She added that "unfortunately injuries are a part of the sport."

The second-ranked Sharapova lost 6-3 6-4 to Michelle Larcher de Brito in the second round of Wimbledon last month. Sharapova tumbled several times during the match, complaining about court conditions, taking a medical timeout and later saying she thought she strained a hip muscle.

Sharapova announced on her website on Saturday that she had hired Jimmy Connors as her new coach, one day after she parted ways with Thomas Hogstedt.

This article first appeared on ESPN.com

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