Sharapova says she’ll try to play WTA Championships

Thursday, September 12, 2013 /by
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In an interview with Larry King, Maria Sharapova says that her goal is to compete in the year-end WTA Championships in Istanbul.

The world No. 3 is suffering from bursitis in her surgically-repaired right shoulder and has been told that she needs to take two to three months off for it to heal. The 26-year-old last played in August in Cincinnati, where she lost to Sloane Stephens.

“That's my goal, I really want to finish with that tournament this year, but I also want to heal my shoulder,” she said. “It’s going to take as much time as it needs, but bursitis is a bit tricky because there is not much you can do for it except wait for it to get better and that’s tough as I’m not a very patient person.”

Sharapova was runner-up to Serena Williams in the 2012 WTA Championships—eight years after she beat Williams to win the tournament. Sharapova also reached the WTA Championships final in 2007, losing to Justine Henin.

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