Sharapova pulls out of Brisbane event

Updated: January 1, 2013

Maria Sharapova pulled out of the Brisbane International on Tuesday due to a collarbone injury.

The world No. 2 was scheduled to play a second-round match against Jarmila
Gajdosova on Wednesday, but told officials that she would not be able to play
due to the right collarbone problem.

She also withdrew from a exhibition match against Carolina Wozniacki last
month in Seoul, South Korea and her status for the upcoming Australian Open,
the first major of the year, is unknown.

It’s the second straight year she has pulled out of this event, but last year
she was able to play in the Australian Open.