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Sharapova out of Indian Wells

Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from next month's WTA Indian Wells Open after failing to overcome a right-shoulder injury, tournament organisers said on Wednesday.

Sharapova's place in the main draw will be taken by Germany's Mona Barthel.

The Russian tennis star, 31, has been struggling with a right-shoulder problem which forced her withdrawal from the St Petersburg tournament last month.

She has been struggling to get back to top fitness since her 15-month doping ban that ended in 2017.

The former world No. 1 was defeated by Ashleigh Barty in the Australian Open fourth round last month. - AFP