Maria Sharapova out of Rogers Cup

You get almost to draw time with your entry list still intact, and as a tournament director you probably exhale.

But there are nearly always last-minute casualties.

And in Toronto this time around, it’s No. 2 seed Maria Sharapova.

Sharapova, who hasn’t played since losing to Serena Williams in the Wimbledon semi-final, pulled out with a right leg strain.

Simona Halep of Romania got bumped up to the No. 2 seeded spot, as the Toronto draw was made late Friday afternoon.


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