Sada El Balad: Sharapova withdraws from Stanford

Maria Sharapova wins West Classic as she returns from injury

Injury forces Maria Sharapova to pull out of Bank of the West Classic

"I am so sorry to be missing Rogers Cup this year", Sharapova said in a statement from Tennis Canada. After yesterday's scan, the doctor has recommended I don't risk further injury.

The Russian player, who has a wild card entry, is set to play in the second round against Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko, No.7 seed, who got the better of Spanish Lara Arruabarrena 6-3, 6-3.

Why It Took So Long to Make a 'The Dark Tower Movie
There's one particular shot of McConaughey that is so misguided in how it's composed, I nearly burst out laughing in the theater. Unfortunately, it seems as though my initial suspicions about The Dark Tower not working may be borne out.

Five-time major champion Maria Sharapova was scheduled to play, but withdrew with soreness in her left arm.

Playing her first event since skipping grass events while recovering from a thigh injury sustained on the clay in Rome, the five-time Grand Slam victor withdrew mid-tournament in Stanford, Calif., on the advice of her doctors.

Minn. School Building Collapses After Possible Gas Explosion
According to the Star Tribune , a janitor at the school remains unaccounted for. "Our hopes are that they are not in there". She and other staff grabbed onto each others' shirttails to make their way down a dark stairway and get out.

"This is definitely tough for Maria", said Bank of the West Classic Tournament Director Vickie Gunnarsson.

"Monday night's crowd was so special and I wish I could continue playing but I have to make a preventative decision". It is now down at 171 following a 15-month doping ban which ended in April and her thigh injury which occurred just weeks into her comeback in Rome. "We know many of our fans were excited to see her play". She will now be hoping that her body recovers in time for Flushing Meadows, where she has qualified for the qualifying draw; she could, however, receive a wildcard into the main draw there.

RBA warns high dollar may slow growth
PMI's are now broadly range bound around the 53-4 level for all three sectors and they are expected to remain around those levels. The various forward-looking indicators point to continued growth in employment over the period ahead.

Croatian Ana Konjuh, No.5 seed, also advanced to the second round as her rival, New Zealand's Marina Erakovic, was forced to retire due to injury when the latter was 6-3, 1-0 down.

Latest News