Maria Sharapova is out of the Australian Open for 2009! This news has been reported a huge amount in the last few days, but it this new a little bit over the top? I know she is the defending champion and one of the best female tennis players in the world, but something it seems like she is a little bigger than the game. The Australian Open is unlucky to lose Sharapova because she would bring in a lot more tickets sales and viewers to tennis. However, I just wish so much emphasis shouldn’t be placed on just one player.