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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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Netaji’s grand niece seek to reignite Godse issue

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Gwalior: The Hindu Mahasabha on Tuesday sought to reignite the Nathuram Godse bushfire by inviting Netaji Subhas Chandra Boses “grand niece” Rajyashree Choudhury to glorify him and run down the Father of the Nation at Gwalior.

She has also likened Mahatma Gandhi’s role in the freedom struggle to “Bhishma” of the epic Mahabharat who is blamed by some for condoning the immoral behaviour of ‘Kauravas’.

Choudhary and Mahasabha national spokesman Nisha Katoch arrived at the outfit’s office after offering prayers at Rani Laxmibai’s statue on the occasion of her birth anniversary. Nathuram Godse, who was hanged for the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, was also worshiped by freedom fighter ‘Netaji’ Subhas Chandra Bose’s grand niece in Gwalior on Tuesday.

She also claimed that many leaders of the Congress had wanted Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel to lead the country after Independence, but Gandhiji “silenced” everyone to “favour” Jawaharlal Nehru, who went on to become the first prime minister.

On November 15, mahasabha members had performed ‘aarti’ of Godse and Narayan Apte, a co-conspirator who too was hanged in the Gandhi assassination case, at their office in Gwalior. They even demanded inclusion of Godse’s court statements in school curriculum.

Congress leader Pankaj Chaturvedi said leaders of outfits hailing Godse are publicity-greedy, have not credibility and had no role in the freedom movement and hence, their comments do not merit a response.

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