(Reuters) – Maria Sharapova and Madison Keys have withdrawn from subsequent week’s Nature Valley Vintage in Birmingham as they appear to regain complete health forward of Wimbledon.
Sharapova, the 2004 Wimbledon champion, stated she wanted relaxation after achieving the French Open quarter-finals. The 31-year-old Russian served a doping ban in 2016 and was once pressured to skip the grass-court season final yr with a thigh damage.
“I wish to care for my frame and ensure I keep wholesome,” Sharapova stated in a commentary. “Occasionally that implies you need to take tricky selections like this one.”
American Keys, 23, will omit the Birmingham tournament because of an stomach damage.
Reporting by way of Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Modifying by way of Peter Rutherford