Maria Sharapova (WTA-27) should be forced to give up for the WTA-tournament in Indian Wells, Monday, march 4 start. That shared the organizers Wednesday. The 31-year-old Russian struggling for months with an injury to the right shoulder and played this year yet but eight matches (six victories, two defeats). She is on the main table is replaced by the German Mona Barthel (WTA 81).
Indian Wells is after the four Grand Slams is one of the most important tournaments on the calendar. Sharapova won the tournament in the California desert in 2006 and 2013. Last year the former number one in the world in the first round off by the Japanese Naomi Osaka, the current number one, who later to you win the tournament by steaming.