Within the span of just a few days, we learned (though I still don't believe this) that Maria Sharapova had considered temporarily changing her name to "Sugarpova" for the U.S. Open, and--now--that she has withdrawn from the event because of shoulder bursitis.
Sharapova hasn't had an easy time of it lately. She injured her hip during Wimbledon, and has played only one match (she lost it, then fired brand new coach Jimmy Connors) since then. Now this.
Agnieszka Radwanska is now the U.S. Open 3rd seed, and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is now seed number 32.