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Maria Sharapova has revealed that she still hopes to play the season-end WTA Championships in Istanbul despite suffering from bursitis in her right shoulder.
The 26-year-old Russian last played during August and has been told by doctors that the injury will likely take between two and three months to heal making further participation this season doubtful. During an interview with Larry King on American television she said:
“That’s my goal. I really want to finish with that tournament this year. But I also want to heal my shoulder. It’s going to take as much time as it needs. Bursitis is a bit tricky because there’s not much you can do for it except wait for it to get better. I’m not a patient person so that makes it extremely difficult.”
“It’s tough for me to imagine being friendly and having a friendship with someone and then the next day going out on the court and trying to beat them. I don’t think that’s fair. So I avoid it.”