Maria Sharapova is added to the never-ending list of Toronto withdrawals. The reason is that she has played too many matches lately, and she needs to rest for the US Open.
Sharapova’s withdrawal was more or less expected; here’s what the Russian said on her website: “As I previously indicated to the Rogers Cup, I entered the event on the basis that my participation depended on my health and performance during the course of the summer. This is the reason that I asked the tournament not to include me in their advertising, which to their credit they did not do. “
Still, four of the world’s top five women’s tennis players are coming to Toronto.