Maria Sharapova will be missing the rest of the season, healing her shoulder injury in Arizona, and the latest news is the Russian tennis star is supposed to play again in the second week of January, at an exhibition event in Hong Kong.
Sharapova’s long-undiagnosed injury, which dates back to 2006, is finally being treated well, but the world number six has already missed two major events this season, the Beijing Olympics and the US Open, rehabilitating the shoulder. She hasn't been on court since she retired from the Rogers Cup after her second-round victory over Marta Domachowska.
After the Hong Kong exhibition, Sharapova plans to go to Melbourne and defend her Australian Open title. (source: Tennis Australia)