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Injury ruins Serena Williams, Sharapova showdown

The much expected clash between former World No.1 and three-time champion Serena Williams and Russian Maria Sharapova at Roland Garros will no longer hold, as Serena withdrew due to an arm injury.
The highly-anticipated Round of 16 match, their 22nd, was set to be the fourth on Court Philippe Chatrier on Monday, but Williams’ injury gives Sharapova a walkover into the quarterfinals.
Williams’ appearance at this French Open was her first at a Grand Slam since the birth of her daughter in September, and the former World No.1 scored victories over Kristyna Pliskova, No.17 seed Ashleigh Barty and No.11 seed Julia Goerges over week one in singles.
In addition, she and sister Venus accepted a wildcard into the doubles draw, where they were eliminated by No.3 seeds María José Martínez Sánchez and Andreja Klepac in three sets on Sunday.
Sharapova, winner of the title in Paris in 2012 and 2014, will face the winner of No.3 seed Garbiñe Muguruza and Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko for a spot in the semifinals.
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