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Maria Sharapova out of French Open, citing right shoulder
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Bangladesh, May 16 -- Two-time French Open champion Maria Sharapova pulled out of the year's second Grand Slam tournament on Tuesday because of her surgically repaired right shoulder.
Sharapova announced her withdrawal on Instagram.
"Sometimes the right decisions aren't always the easiest ones," she wrote.
She said she has returned to practice and is "slowly building the strength back" in her shoulder.
The former No. 1 and owner of five major titles hasn't competed anywhere since late January, when she withdrew from a tournament in Russia after winning her opening match there. In February, she said she had a "small procedure" on her shoulder, which was painful since last year because of a fraying tendon and small labrum tear.
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