Sharapova pulls out of U.S. Open

Former top-ranked 2006 U.S. Open champion Maria Sharapova withdrew from this year's final Grand Slam event on Wednesday due to right shoulder bursitis.

The career Grand Slam winner Sharapova was seeded third for the U.S. Open, which will commence Monday in New York.

The 2013 French Open runner-up and world No. 3 Russian superstar was a second- round loser against American Sloane Stephens in Cincinnati last week before parting ways with recently appointed coach Jimmy Connors after only one match together.