Sharapova, Hantuchova pull out of German Open with injuries

Updated: April 30, 2008, 9:56 AM ET
Associated Press

BERLIN -- Maria Sharapova pulled out of next week's German Open because of an unspecified injury, and Daniela Hantuchova also withdrew from the clay-court tournament.

Sharapova, the Australian Open champion, has not played since losing to Serena Williams in the quarterfinals of the Family Circle Cup on April 19. The third-ranked Sharapova said she hopes to return "as soon as my body allows me to."

Hantuchova, ranked No. 10, withdrew Wednesday because of a stress fracture in her right foot.


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