NEW YORK (AP) - A person who works at the U.S. Tennis Association says 2006 champion Maria Sharapova is withdrawing from the U.S. Open because of a right shoulder injury.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because Sharapova's withdrawal had not yet been announced.
Sharapova has played only one match on tour since her second-round loss at Wimbledon in June.
Sharapova was seeded third at the U.S. Open.
The draw for the year's last Grand Slam tournament is Thursday. Play begins Monday.
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