KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from next week's Sony Ericsson Open because of a bone bruise in her right elbow.
Sharapova, who won the Memphis title last month, withdrew after an MRI revealed the injury that is expected to sideline her three to six weeks. She last played at Key Biscayne in 2007.
Safina withdrew because of a back injury. Davydenko pulled out because of a broken left wrist.