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Sharapova withdraws from Pan Pacific Open

Kyodo

Russian world No. 3 Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the upcoming Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, organizers said Thursday.

The 26-year-old Sharapova, the winner in 2005, has withdrawn from the Sept. 22-28 tournament, to continue her recovery from a right shoulder injury that kept her out of the U.S. Open.