Maria Sharapova of Russia fails to return a shot to Serena Williams of the United States during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016.(AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
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Russia's tennis federation chief Tuesday warned Maria Sharapova she must play for the Fed Cup team or risk missing out on the Rio Olympics in August.Sharapova said that she is unlikely to play for Russia in the Fed Cup opening round against Netherlands on Feb. 6-7, after crashing out of the Australian Open Tuesday. Sharapova, 28, was dumped out of the Australian Open with a 6-4, 6-1 defeat to Serena Williams in the quarter-finals, after which the former world number one complained of a niggling forearm injury.In the wake of her defeat Sharapova said she was unlikely to compete for Russia in the next Fed Cup clash as she needed to rest.
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