Fish, Sharapova to Miss Open 8/22/13
NEW YORK - Former top-10 player Mardy Fish has pulled out of next week's U.S. Open. The U.S. Tennis Association said the 31-year old American cited "personal reasons" for withdrawing. Fish, who has been dealing with heart issues, has missed all of this year's Grand Slam events. He has played only eight matches on the ATP World Tour this year, going 3-5.
The U.S. Tennis Association says 2006 champion Maria Sharapova (shah-rah-POH'-vah) is withdrawing from the U.S. Open because of a right shoulder injury. Sharapova, who was seeded third at the Open, has played only one match on tour since her second-round loss at Wimbledon in June.