Maria Sharapova out from Paris and Dubai

The three-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the upcoming Open GDF SUEZ and Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships because of continued shoulder trouble that has sidelined her since the summer of 2008.

“I confirm she will not be there, she will not be taking part in the Dubai tournament the following week,” According to a spokeperson from the Paris tournament

She did not defend her 2008 Australian Open title last month in Melbourne and has subsequently fallen to No. 17 on the Tour rankings, she fall outside top 10 for the first time since the week of July 5, 2004.


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