STANFORD, CA, USA
Maria Sharapova was forced to withdraw from the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford on Wednesday on doctor's advice prior to the start of her second round match.
"Unfortunately, I have to withdraw from today's match," Sharapova said in a statement. "Toward the end of Monday night's match, I felt pain in my left forearm. After yesterday's scan, the doctor has recommended I don't risk further injury. Monday night's crowd was so special and I wish I could continue playing, but I have to make a preventative decision."