Maria Sharapova Won't Play In Aussie Open | Sharapova's Thigh

Maria Sharapova will not get the chance to repeat at the Australian Open.

The woman we worship, Maria Sharapova, is still not 100% back from her shoulder injury and will not be able to participate in the Australian Open:

Defending champion Maria Sharapova has been forced to withdraw from the Australian Open due to her slower-than-expected recovery following a shoulder injury.

Sharapova advised tournament officials earlier today that she would not be able to defend her crown at Melbourne Park beginning Jan. 19.

Link(Chicago Sun-Times)

We're sad to hear this. Hopefully Maria gets well soon and can get back on the court. The Thigh Goddess beat Ana Ivanovic to win the 2008 Australian Open, and I told you about that on the first day of this blog's existence actually.

The good news is all indications are the thigh is at full strength. Alright, I can't mention Ana Ivanovic and not post a picture, so here you go:

BallHype: hype it up!