Maria is unable to compete at the US Open in New York this year
due to right shoulder bursitis.
On Facebook, Maria said:
I just wanted to let you know that withdrawing from the US
Open has been a really tough decision to make. I have done
everything I could since Wimbledon to get myself ready but it just
wasn't enough time. I have done many tests, received several
opinions and it all comes down to taking the proper amount of time
to heal my shoulder injury properly. It's certainly not an easy
decision to make ahead of one of my favorite tournaments, but I
know it's the right one that will get me back on the courts soon. I
plan on taking the next few weeks off, receiving proper treatment
and rehabilitation. I will miss being part of the US Open, but
can't wait for next year!