Injury Leaves Sharapova In Doubt for Olympics

MONTREAL -- Maria Sharapova withdrew from the Rogers Open after her second-round victory Wednesday because of a shoulder injury, jeopardizing her participation in the Beijing Olympics.

The third-seeded Russian defeated Marta Domachowska of Poland 7-5, 5-7, 6-2 in a match that took nearly three hours. She was to have an MRI scan Thursday.

She said her presence at the upcoming Olympics and the U.S. Open, which begins in late August, will depend largely on the results of the tests.

Trailing 3-4 in the second set, Sharapova had the trainer look at her right shoulder, an injury that might have contributed to her committing 17 double faults in the match. She eventually lost the second set, then Sharapova won the first four games of the final set to lock up the match.

"It's obviously unfortunate," Sharapova said. "You know, you try to do every little possible thing you can. But at the end of the day when you go on court and you're thinking about aggravating things, you're thinking about an injury, it's not really the way to play."

Sharapova said she considered not coming out for the third set. The shoulder has been bothering her since March when she aggravated it at Indian Wells.

"It's tough to go on court and not be close to even 50 percent," Sharapova said. "I'm too good of a player to go out there and try to fight through something that can eventually become something serious."

In other games, top-seeded Ana Ivanovic, playing with a swollen thumb, advanced to the third round with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win over Petra Kvitova, while Serb compatriot and No. 2-seeded Jelena Jankovic cruised through with a 6-0, 6-4 win over Aleksandra Wozniak of Canada.