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Calf injury forces Sharapova out of Italian Open

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A calf injury has forced Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova out of Saturday's semifinal match at the Italian Open with defending champion Jelena Jankovic.
MOSCOW, May 17 (RIA Novosti) - A calf injury has forced Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova out of Saturday's semifinal match at the Italian Open with defending champion Jelena Jankovic.

The injury happened while Sharapova was warming up for the match.

In Sunday's final, Jankovic will now meet either sixth-seeded Anna Chakvetadze or Frenchwoman Alize Cornet. The pair were due to play later today.

Despite her withdrawal from the Italian Open, Sharapova will become the WTA No 1 on Monday after Justine Henin's shock retirement last week.

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