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Hawaii Tennis Open loses big names Maria Sharapova and Kei Nishikori, but the show goes on

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                                Maria Sharapova bowed out of the Hawaii Open on Thursday, saying she needs more time to prepare for elite-level tennis.

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    Maria Sharapova bowed out of the Hawaii Open on Thursday, saying she needs more time to prepare for elite-level tennis.

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                                Alyssa Tobita, Angelique Kerber, Danielle Collins, Taylor Fritz and Kei Nishikori answered questions at a news conference for the Hawaii Open on Thursday.

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    Alyssa Tobita, Angelique Kerber, Danielle Collins, Taylor Fritz and Kei Nishikori answered questions at a news conference for the Hawaii Open on Thursday.

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                                Members of the Stan Sheriff crew joined a section of the Premier Court tennis playing surface for the Hawaii Tennis Open on Thursday.

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    Members of the Stan Sheriff crew joined a section of the Premier Court tennis playing surface for the Hawaii Tennis Open on Thursday.

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