Injury forces Sharapova out
Maria Sharapova's ongoing right shoulder problems led her to pull out of the Saint Petersburg tournament, the organisers said yesterday.
The Russian, 31, has been struggling to regain fitness since returning from a 15-month doping ban that ended in 2017.
The five-time Major winner beat Daria Gavrilova of Australia 6-0, 6-4 in her debut in St Petersburg, but suffered with her shoulder injury afterwards.
Sharapova's withdrawal opened the way into the last eight for third-seeded Daria Kasatkina. - AFP