Maria Sharapova Withdraws From Fed Cup Semifinals Against the U.S. Because of Shoulder Injury

MOSCOW – Maria Sharapova withdrew July 10 from the Fed Cup semifinals

against the United States because of a right shoulder injury.

The 2006 U.S. Open champion said she had a “tremendous amount of

swelling” and doctors advised her to rest her shoulder for the 10 days.

Sharapova, who lost to eventual champion Venus Williams in the fourth

round at Wimbledon last week, has been suffering with the shoulder

injury since April.