May 20, 2006 – BBC Sport – Maria Sharapova Sharapova pulled out of Italian Masters in Rome Maria Sharapova has been forced to withdraw from next week’s Istanbul Open because she has failed to recover from a right ankle injury.

The 19-year-old had originally replaced Lindsay Davenport, who is injured and has also pulled out of the French Open.

Sharapova, who won the Indian Wells tournament earlier this year, was unable to play in the WTA tournament in Rome this week because of the injury.

The 2004 Wimbledon champion also has an ingrowing toenail.

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