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'Sometimes the right decisions aren't always the easiest ones': Two-time champion Maria Sharapova PULLS OUT of French Open due to ongoing shoulder problem

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Maria Sharapova, of Russia, returns a shot to Patty Schnyder, of Switzerland, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) © ASSOCIATED PRESS Maria Sharapova, of Russia, returns a shot to Patty Schnyder, of Switzerland, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Two-time champion Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the French Open because of an ongoing shoulder problem.

Russian Sharapova, who won the tournament in 2012 and 2014, has not played since January and underwent surgery on her injury the following month.

The 32-year-old announced on Instagram she would not be participating in this year's tournament, which begins on May 26.

a woman wearing a blue dress: Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the French Open this month due to a shoulder injury © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the French Open this month due to a shoulder injury a close up of text on a white background: The Russian revealed the decision to her fans on her IInstagram account on Wednesday © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The Russian revealed the decision to her fans on her IInstagram account on Wednesday

'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.

a woman hitting a ball with a racket: The Russian, pictured at the Australian Open in January, won the Paris event in 2012 and 2014 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The Russian, pictured at the Australian Open in January, won the Paris event in 2012 and 2014

'I really miss you Paris, until next year.'

Sharapova, a five-time grand slam winner, reached the quarter-finals at Roland Garros last year. 

She is currently 35th in the WTA rankings.

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