World No. 7 Maria Sharapova Withdraws From BNP Paribas Open

World No. 7 Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the BNP Paribas Open due to a left forearm injury, it was announced today by CEO Raymond Moore.

“I am extremely disappointed that I am unable to compete in this year’s BNP Paribas Open,” said Sharapova. “I have been focused on healing my left forearm injury and tried to get my body to be 100% ready to play this event, as it is one of my favorite events on the WTA and so close to my home in LA.  I know the tournament will be a great success this year and I will be anxious to return next year and hopefully many years after.”

“We are disappointed that Maria is unable to play in this year’s BNP Paribas Open as she is a terrific competitor and a fan favorite in Indian Wells,” said Moore. “We wish her a speedy recovery, and look forward to having her back next year.”

With Sharapova’s withdrawal, Mariana Duque-Marino moves into the main draw. View the updated player field.