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Shocking: Tennis sensation Maria Sharapova pulls out from French Open

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London: Sensational Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the upcoming French Open because of her long-standing shoulder injury.

 

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The 32-year-old has not played since pulling out of an event in her native Russia at the end of January and had a small operation in February, international English news channel reports.

 

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The two-time Roland Garros champion announced on Instagram that she would not be participating in the tournament, which begins on May 26.

 

Maria Sharapova breaks hearts of fans by announcing this update about her:

 

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“Withdrawing from the French Open today. Sometimes the right decisions aren’t always the easiest ones,” she posted. “In better news, I have returned to the practice court, and slowly building the strength back in my shoulder. I really miss you Paris, until next year,” she added.

 

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Sharapova, who won the French title in 2012 and 2014, returned to the tour in April 2017 after serving a 15-month ban for taking the banned drug meldonium.

 

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She reached the quarter-finals of the French Open last year, losing 2-6, 1-6 to third seed Garbine Muguruza.

 

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Groom shot dead at wedding venue in UP district

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Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh): A groom was shot dead by unidentified assailants just before he reached the ‘mandap’ for the wedding ceremony.

The incident took place on Tuesday night in Masirpur bazaar locality in Devgaon police circle.

According to reports, the ‘baraat’ had come from Singhpur and just as the groom was walking towards the ‘mandap, two bike-borne assailants came and sprayed him with bullets.

The groom was taken to a nearby medical facility where he was declared brought dead.

Angry family members created a ruckus at the hospital after which the police came and sent the body for post mortem.

A number of family members, both from the groom and the bride side, have been detained for interrogation to ascertain the motive behind the crime.

The police said that the killers were probably following the groom from a distance and attacked him when the ceremony was about to begin.

There were no CCTV cameras in the area.

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