Sharapova pulls out of next tourney after loss

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Charleston, SC- Maria Sharapova has rescinded her wild card entry into next week's Family Circle Cup.

The tournament announced Sharapova's decision Saturday, just hours after the world No. 13 was beaten in straight sets by Victoria Azarenka in the final of the Sony Ericsson Open.

"We knew there was a chance she would withdraw depending on her performance in Miami when she accepted our wild card in January, and we congratulate Maria on her success at that event," said Bob Moran, general manager of the Family Circle Cup.

World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki headlines the field next week in Charleston.


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