For the first time in 19 months, Maria Sharapova walked on court for a Grand Slam match, this time under the lights of Arthur Ashe Stadium to a warm reception on a cool Monday night. She wore a black dress and a look of determination, just as she did on the night in 2006 when she beat Justine Henin-Hardenne to win her only United States Open title. This was only a first-round match, but it had a marquee feel. Sharapova, the five-time Grand Slam champion who received a wild-card berth while still rebuilding her ranking after a suspension for drug use, was pitted against Simona Halep, the No. 2
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Maria Sharapova sees off Simona Halep on her return to US Open. Read more. Facebook. Twitter. 29 Aug 2017 22:56. Steve Tignor (@SteveTignor). Halep has the unfortunate distinction of losing 3 of the best Slam matches of 2017: To Ostapenko at RG, Konta at Wimbledon, Maria here. In a de facto grand slam final, Maria Sharapova takes it in three sets, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. The wildcard improves her record against Simona Halep to 7-0 and advances to the second round of the US Open, where she’ll play Hungary’s Timea Babos. Dare I say this match exceeded expectations? Sharapova came ready to play, with every tool in her arsenal on full blast tonight. Yes, she sprayed a bunch of errors. But that’s expected when playing her brand of tennis. Halep, the victim of an incredibly unlucky draw, suffers yet another disappointment and a slam-less season.
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Maria Sharapova is back playing Grand Slam tennis—and she let the world know with an impressive victory over No. 2 Simona Halep in the first round at the U.S. Open on Monday night. After nearly three hours on the court, Sharapova beat Halep 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 to advance. In front of a sellout crowd of 23,771 at Arthur Ashe Stadium, five-time major champion Sharapova was competing in her first match at major since serving a 15-month doping ban, against the world's second best player who has had a heck of a summer. Armed with massive returns and powerful play, Sharapova dictated the tempo of the
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Simona Halep (Romanian pronunciation: [siˈmona haˈlep]; born 27 September 1991) is a Romanian professional tennis player. The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) ranked her world No. 1 in singles on two separate occasions between 2017 and 2019. She reached the No. 1 ranking for the first time on October 9, 2017. On her second occasion, she held the ranking for 48 consecutive weeks. In total, she has been No. 1 for 64 weeks, which ranks tenth in the history of the female tennis. Halep was the year-end No
Maria Sharapova upsets Simona Halep at US Open 2017 | SI.com
NEW YORK — Maria Sharapova won her first Grand Slam match in 19 months with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 upset of second-seeded Simona Halep in a 2-hour, 44-minute first-round encounter at the U.S. Open on Monday. The 30-year-old Sharapova served a 15-month suspension for testing positive for the banned substance meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open, the last Grand Slam tournament she played. She hadn't play a match since until the Stuttgart tournament in April. Ranked 146th, Sharapova’s appearance at the U.S. Open is by virtue of a gifted wild-card entry. The U.S.-based Russian was uncharacteristica
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U.S. Open: Maria Sharapova ousts Simona Halep in first Grand Slam match since suspension
Top-ranked Simona Halep lost to Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 6-3 in the Madrid Open quarterfinals on Thursday, and Maria Sharapova bowed out to Kiki Bertens. Halep was the two-time defending champion and on a 15-match winning streak at the clay-court tournament. But Pliskova gave the Romanian no chance, breaking her serve four times and hitting 20 winners. Editor's Picks. Edmund topples Goffin, makes Madrid quarters. Britain's Kyle Edmund followed up his win over Novak Djokovic by beating David Goffin in straight sets to move into the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open. "I think I played one of my best matches this year for sure, and for sure on clay in my life," the sixth-seeded Pliskova said. "I feel amazing, since in the l
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Top seed Simona Halep and two-time champion Maria Sharapova both progressed to the third round of the French Open. Halep, twice a runner-up in Paris, saw off American Taylor Townsend 6-3 6-1, with the Romanian now facing Germany's Andrea Petkovic in the next round. Russian Sharapova, the 28th seed, beat Croatia's Donna Vekic 7-5 6-4. Advertisement. She will play Czech sixth seed Karolina Pliskova next, with Serena Williams potentially awaiting in last 16.
Simona Halep, Maria Sharapova fall in Madrid quarterfinals
World number one Simona Halep and former grand slam champion Maria Sharapova made successful starts to their 2018 campaign after thrashing Nicole Gibbs and Mihaela Buzarnescu respectively to make the second round in Shenzhen. Heading into her first round match, current world number one Simona Halep was heading into the 2018 season with some fine form, having just won the Hua Hin exhibition and playing some sensational tennis at the end of the 2017 season. However Halep knows that if she doesn’t start winning more trophies, then this form may count for nothing on a fierce WTA circuit. However a
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Singapore: Maria Sharapova won her second straight match since her return from injury, beating top-seeded Simona Halep 6-4, 6-4 Tuesday at the WTA Tour finals. The Russian’s two wins this week are her only victories since a leg injury sidelined her after losing to Serena Williams in the Wimbledon semifinals. She retired with a left wrist injury in her first match back at the Wuhan Open in China last month. “I think I’m quite pleased to be able to beat the No. 2 player in the world,” Sharapova said. “I think it was, again, a very physical match. Sharapova led 5-1 in the second set but Halep won three straight games to get back into it. The fourth-seeded Sharapova then broke in the 10th game to win and leave Halep with a 1-1 record. “I did everything I could. I was fighting until the end,” Halep said. “Again, same story: I was close but I couldn’t win. But I will work. Now I’m more motivated that I have to learn things to beat her.”
Simona Halep and Maria Sharapova Make Winning Starts To 2018 In Shenzhen - UBITENNIS
Simona Halep, of Romania, prepares for a return during the second set of her opening round match against Maria Sharapova, of Russia, at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens). NEW YORK — When Maria Sharapova’s first Grand Slam match after a 15-month doping suspension ended with a victory at the U.S. Open, she dropped to her knees and covered her face, tears welling in her eyes. This was merely a win to get to the second round, yes, but it also clearly meant so much more to Sharapova. It meant she was back. Displaying as much emotion on court as she ever did after one of her five major championships, Sharapova recovered after faltering midway through the match and emerged to beat No. 2-seeded Simona Halep 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 at the U.S. Open over more than 2½ hours Monday
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Tennis fans made their pilgrimage to the Billie Jean King USTA National Tennis Center for the opening day of the U.S. Open Maria Sharapova bursts out crying in emotional display after making stunning return to Grand Slam tennis by upsetting Simona Halep at US Open. Maria Sharapova beat Simona Halep to reach the second round of the US Open. Russian won 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in front of a sell-out night session crowd in New York. Sharapova was playing her first Grand Slam match since 2016 Australian Open. World No 146 and 2006 champion needed a wildcard to enter the main draw. It was lights, camera,
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An emotional Maria Sharapova collapsed to the court in tears after knocking out Simona Halep in a show-stopping return to Grand Slam tennis on Monday night. The first-round US Open blockbuster certainly lived up to the hype under the lights on Arthur Ashe Stadium, with Sharapova ultimately overpowering Halep and winning 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in her first Grand Slam appearance since serving a 15-month doping ban. The 2006 champion had looked set to win in straight sets when she led 4-1 in the second only to let it slip but recovered to clinch a dramatic victory after 2 hours, 44 minutes. Sharapova, not
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Maria Sharapova edges No. 2 Simona Halep at U.S. Open in Grand Slam return – The Denver Post
Maria Sharapova’s mental fortitude compensates for 12 double faults as she tops Simona Halep to win her fifth career Grand Slam title. On the red clay of Roland Garros on Saturday, with a French Open title at stake, Sharapova found herself waging a battle on two fronts. Across the net was 22-year-old Simona Halep, who compensated for her eight-inch height deficit with indefatigable retrieval skills and profound belief, despite the fact she had never contested a Grand Slam final. And then there was Sharapova’s serve, the only shaky aspect of her relentless attack, which threatened to prove her undoing. But in the tournament’s first three-set women’s final in 13 years, Sharapova overcame 12 double faults to claim the fifth majo
Maria Sharapova upsets Simona Halep at US Open | Daily Mail Online
Maria Sharapova looked right at home Monday night in her first Grand Slam tournament since the 2016 Australian Open. The five-time Grand Slam champion upset the second-seeded Simona Halep in the first round of the 2017 U.S. Open in three sets, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. According to ESPN Stats & Info , Sharapova was the first women's wild card to beat the No. 2 seed in a major since Kim Clijsters defeated Serena Williams in 2009. Clijsters went on to win the tournament. The U.S. Open is Sharapova's first major tournament back after serving a 15-month suspension for using a banned substance.
Maria Sharapova beats No. 2 Simona Halep in first Grand Slam after ban - Business Insider
Maria Sharapova reacts after defeating second-seeded Simona Halep, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, in their first-round match of the U.S. Open tennis tournament on Monday night in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens). By The Associated Press |. PUBLISHED: August 28, 2017 at 8:22 pm | UPDATED: August 29, 2017 at 12:03 am. Maria Sharapova, of Russia, hits during her match against Simona Halep, of Russia, in the opening round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. Simona Halep, of Romania, runs for a ball in her match against opponent Maria Sharapova during the opening round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens). Sound. The gallery will resume inseconds. Maria Sharapova, of Russia, hits against opponent Simona Halep during the opening round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Aug.
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World number one Simona Halep began the year in emphatic style with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Nicole Gibbs as Maria Sharapova also romped through her first-round match at the Shenzhen Open on Monday. Romania’s Halep, who will be seeking her maiden Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in two weeks’ time, struck 12 winners to blitz the 110th-ranked American in one hour and nine minutes. “We had a big crowd, which was nice to play in front of,” Halep said after her first-round match in the southern Chinese city, where she won in 2015. Halep won the first set with the help of an aggressive foreha
Maria Sharapova tops Simona Halep in three sets to win French Open - The Washington Post
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Maria Sharapova Beats Simona Halep at US Open 2017 in Grand Slam Return | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
Simona Halep avenged her first-round defeat at the US Open with victory over Maria Sharapova at the China Open – her first ever win against the Russian. The Romanian was a convincing 6-2 6-2 winner in 72 minutes as she moved into the quarter-finals. Defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska was beaten in three sets by Russian Daria Kasatkina. It was Sharapova’s first straight sets defeat of 2017 as she racked up 39 unforced errors. Halep, who broke her rival five times, will face Kasatkina in the last eight. "It was a great match, I think I played my best tennis against her," she said.
Maria Sharapova downs No. 2 seed Simona Halep in Slam return at U.S. Open – Orange County Register
Maria Sharapova’s shocking 15-month doping ban ended back in April, but her return to the sport has been mired by injuries and disappointment, highlighted by her withdrawing from the Bank of the West Classic after just one match due to a forearm injury last month. For any rational observer, expectations for the world’s No. 146-ranked women’s player at this week’s US Open were tempered to say the least. Sharapova upset No. 2 seed Romanian Simona Halep 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 at Arthur Ashe Stadium in the first round of the US Open and in her first Grand Slam appearance since the lengthy ban. The 30-year-old, who was able to compete in the final major of the year thanks to a wild-card exemption from the U.S. Tennis Association, moved well and showed no signs of injury en route to the surprising victory. Scroll to continue with content. Ad.
Simona Halep, Maria Sharapova off to flying 2018 starts | TODAY.NG
Top-ranked Simona Halep lost to Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 6-3 in the Madrid Open quarterfinals on Thursday, and Maria Sharapova bowed out to Kiki Bertens. Garcia will take on Bertens, who came from behind to beat Sharapova 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. Bertens finished Sharapova off when the Russian's backhand missed on a second match point. In the third round of the men's tournament, Dusan Lajovic fought back from 0-4 in the decisive tiebreaker to stun fourth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (6) for his first career win against a top-10 ranked player.
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Both Simona Halep and Maria Sharapova struggled to serve with any consistency in their Italian Open tennis semi-final in Rome on Saturday, but the world number one triumphed. tennis Updated: May 20, 2018 10:15 IST. OmniSport Rome. Simona Halep beat Maria Sharapova in the semi-final of the Italian Open in Rome on May 19, 2018. (AFP). World number one Simona Halep reached her first WTA Tour final since January at the Internazionali d’Italia on Saturday, defeating three-time former champion Maria Sharapova 4-6 6-1 6-4in an erratic last-four clash. Halep has retained her place at the top of the ra
Simona Halep finally beats Maria Sharapova with crushing win - Tennis - Eurosport
3rd seed Maria Sharapova upsets top seeded Simona Halep in straight sets 6-4, 6-4 at the WTA Finals Singapore. Sharapova is unable to capitalise on her 4 game lead, and Halep has now taken 2 games in a row to narrow the Russian's lead to 5-3! A 7th double fault for Maria Sharapova, and it's now break point! Halep looks to seal this game. 5-1 to Sharapova, who's looking to close this match out. Sharapova looks all set to take this in straight sets! She's up 4-1 and it's break point for her. Sharapova takes the first set! 6-4 after a one-hour battle against Simona Halep. #Sharapova just followed a double fault up with an ace for the second time this set. F
Maria Sharapova upsets Simona Halep in first Grand Slam match since suspension
NEW YORK — Maria Sharapova made an impressive return to Grand Slam tennis Monday night, beating No. 2-seeded Simona Halep 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in the first round of the U.S. Open. Sharapova received a wild card to play in her first major tournament since returning from a 15-month doping ban. And she made the most of it, ripping 60 winners to Halep's 15 and wearing down the Romanian with punishing groundstrokes accented by loud grunts. She shrieked with joy when Halep hit a backhand long over the baseline to end the match. Sharapova, whose five major titles include the 2006 U.S. Open, next faces
Simona Halep, Maria Sharapova fall in Madrid quarterfinals
Simona Halep has been the most consistent player throughout the tournament. She’s the higher ranked player and hasn’t dropped a set at the French Open yet. Halep has really gotten good over the past year. She was once known for her huge boobs… but ever since she got a breast reduction, her game has really picked up. Seems like this is the first time she’s been able to perform to this potential in a major tournament. This has been a huge breakthrough for her. I like Sharapova in 3 sets.
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Simona Halep v Maria Sharapova Head-to-Head. Year. Round. Tournament. Surface. Winner. Loser. Maria Sharapova: Recently Played. 3 / 2019 Australian Open. Hard. R32. W. Caroline Wozniacki. 6-4 4-6 6-3.
WTA Finals: Maria Sharapova bt Simona Halep
Last week at the Rome Open, Simona Halep defeated Maria Sharapova for the second time in career. Before last year's China Open in Beijing, where she defeated Sharapova for the first time, Halep had lost all the seven previous matches played against the Russian. Now the scenario is different. Comparing her two wins against Sharapova so far, in press conference last week Halep said: 'Well, for sure, the first time when I beat her was more special. Here, it's the first time when I beat her on clay. So, it's also special.
Maria Sharapova upsets Simona Halep at U.S. Open
Maria Sharapova has never lost to Simona Halep. I thought this was another day, another match, but this was so much more. Maria Sharapova. "You sometimes wonder why you put in all the work and this is why. "We respect each other so much, the hype was because of the quality of the matches we have played before. "These are the opportunities you play for. Behind all these Swarovski crystal and dresses, this girl has a lot of grit and she is not going anywhere." If there were dissenters among the crowd, they kept their thoughts to themselves as Sharapova strode onto court in a
Maria Sharapova vs. Simona Halep French Open 2014 Final | Tune.pk
Simona Halep and her ominous world No. 1 bid. Currently ranked second in the world, the 25-year-old Romanian will try to accomplish the most elusive goal of her career. Sitting just five points behind the current world No. 1 Karolina Pliskova, Halep already missed three unique opportunities to reach the summit. One by one, those chances got past her. Whether it was about the French Open final, Wimbledon quarter-final or Cincinnati final, she went on choking each time. Maria Sharapova needs a decent run in New York. Given the current state of women's tennis, some may see Sharapova, currently ranked 147th in the world, as a possible unexpected winner. But, it's long stretched bet as the Russian has skipped the entire summer swing on hard with one exception and that at the start of the session in Stanford. She went on winning her opening match only to withdraw due to an injury next.
Maria Sharapova vs. Simona Halep | Genius
Simona Halep defeated Maria Sharapova for the first time in her career, romping to a 6-2 6-2 win over the Russian in round three of the China Open. Sharapova had won all seven of their previous meetings, including a hard-fought clash at the US Open this year. However, the 30-year-old five-time Grand Slam winner has been inconsistent since her return from a 15-month suspension for taking the banned substance meldonium. WTA Auckland Thur 3, 0:30. And she was no match for Halep as the world No 2 produced a relentless display, featuring power-packed ground strokes, gallant defence and hardly any unforced errors. "It was a great match, I think I played my best tennis against her. I served pretty well, and the work that I did after the US Open, I could see it on court today," Halep said on the official WTA website . "I'm really happy that I could do this.
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Simona Halep: 'Beating Maria Sharapova is special'
Maria Sharapova continued her preparations for an Australian Open return by beating Zarina Diyas 6-3, 6-3 Thursday to advance to the Shenzhen Open semifinals along with top-seeded Simona Halep. The five-time major winner dictated play against Diyas, hitting 24 winners and five aces to clinch victory in just under 90 minutes on Thursday. "I didn't play my best tennis, and there's certainly a lot of things to improve on," Sharapova said. "The great thing is that I'm through and have another chance to play tomorrow." Related Stories. Indian police probe Maria Sh
US Open 2017: Maria Sharapova in TEARS after thrilling win over Simona Halep | Tennis | Sport | Express.co.uk
Maria Sharapova wins another Grand Slam title Saturday by winning for a second time in Paris. (vincent kessler/reuters). PARIS (AP) — Even though her serve failed her repeatedly, Maria Sharapova is a French Open champion once again. Sharapova won her second title at Roland Garros in the last three years, overcoming 12 double-faults Saturday to beat fourth-seeded Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4 in the final. Advertisement. "This is the toughest Grand Slam final I've ever played," Sharapova said on court. "Really, this tournament means so much to me. It's a tournament, wh
Maria Sharapova vs Simona Halep in US Open opening shocker
Maria Sharapova has defeated Romania's Simona Halep to win her second French Open title in the tournament's second-longest final. It's the Russian's fifth grand slam title. Sharapova beat Halep 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4 in the final in Paris on Saturday. At 3 hours 2 minutes, it was just two minutes short of the 1996 final between Steffi Graf and Aranxta Sanchez. "This is the toughest grand slam final I've ever played and all respect to Simona, I thought she played an unbelievable match today," Sharapova said. After struggling with her serve all week at the tournament, Sharapova was able to keep Halep at bay. The 27-year-old wrapped up her victory on her first match point, when Halep was unable to return a strong forehand. 'Dream come true'. Shar
Simona Halep beats Maria Sharapova in Beijing | Tennis News | Sky Sports
Maria Sharapova showed she’s back in form at the US Open with a first-round upset of No. 2-seeded Simona Halep at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday night. Sharapova hung on, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, to advance to the second round in her first Grand Slam tournament since returning from a doping suspension earlier this year. Sharapova looked comfortable and confident from the first serve despite the lack of competitive reps over the past 18 months. She took the lead early in the first set and fought off Halep with a dominant forehand to take it, 6-4. The second set appeared to be going the same way for Sharap
US Open: Maria Sharapova, in First Grand Slam Match After Doping Ban, Stuns Simona Halep | Tennis News
Maria Sharapova is one of the veterans of women’s tennis these days and the 31-year-old Russian appreciates how much the game is changing. A new wave of younger players are going into their matches ready to attack at every chance and go for their shots, as Sharapova discovered in her 7-5, 6-4 victory over the 21-year-old Croatian, Donna Vekic. This is Sharapova’s first visit to Roland Garros since 2015. She missed the 2016 tournament after failing a drugs test and was not given a wild card last year. Paul Newman @PaulN54.
Maria Sharapova beats Simona Halep in Grand Slam comeback at US Open with 6-4 4-6 6-3 victory
WIldcard entry Maria Sharapova of Russia has defeated second seed Simona Halep of Romania in three sets (6-4 4-6 6-3) at the US Open on Monday. They applauded even louder for her opponent, the second-seeded Simona Halep. Sharapova upset Halep, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, in thrilling fashion, but it was still early in the first set when the sellout crowd of 23,771 seemed to drop its allegiances. The fans clapped instead at the competitive play in front of them, and, it being New York, for the sheer drama of Sharapova's return. Advertisement. Overwhelmed: Maria Sharapova drops to the court after winning match point. Credit:AP. They will have another chance to cheer the comeback on Wednesday, when Sharapova faces Timea Babos of Hungary in the s
Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep advance to semifinals at Shenzhen Open | Tennis News – India TV
Sharapova, after being reinstated in April, is playing in her first major since the 2016 Australian Open Sharapova is back at the U.S. Open as a wild card. USATSI. Maria Sharapova is back at the U.S. Open, controversy in tow. And she's stealing the Monday spotlight as the men's and women's singles draws get underway Monday at Flushing Meadows. The former champion, on the comeback following a suspension for performance-enhancing drugs, squares off against Simona Halep in the featured match on Monday night. In a tournament that is lacking some of its usual starpower on the wome
Maria Sharapova wins second French Open title with three-set win over Simona Halep - NY Daily News
Everything about Maria Sharapova’s first grand slam match since her April return from a 15-month doping ban was exaggerated. The venue: New York City’s Arthur Ashe stadium at night, tennis’s biggest, most electric stage. The opponent: world No. 2 defensive specialist Simona Halep , hungry for her first grand slam win. The dress: a black, lacy, crystal-studded number designed by some fancy Italian guy that she name-dropped to anyone who would listen (and that was hard not to read as a self-aware, Taylor Swift-esque nod to her reputation on tour as a villain). The crowd: buzzing and cheering and
Maria Sharapova defeats Simona Halep in marathon French Open final | Sports| German football and major international sports news | DW | 07.06.2014
Maria Sharapova made a stunning return to Grand Slam tennis with a three-set victory over world No 2 Simona Halep at the US Open. The Russian was handed a wild card into the event and, making her first return to the majors since a 15-month doping suspension, responded in front of a sell-out crowd with a 6-4 4-6 6-3 victory over her Romanian opponent. Sharapova will now play Timea Babos in the second round, after a near three-hour display that again demonstrated all the tenacity that has characterised her career to date, and which kept the 24,000 crowd in attendance on Arthur Ashe Stadium enthr
US Open results 2017: Maria Sharapova upsets 2nd-seeded Simona Halep in 1st round - SBNation.com
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Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep and Rafael Nadal all progress at French Open as big guns avoid slip-up | The Independent
Top-ranked Simona Halep lost to Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 6-3 in the Madrid Open quarterfinals on Thursday, and Maria Sharapova bowed out to Kiki Bertens. Bertens finished Sharapova off when the Russian's backhand missed on a second match point. In the third round of the men's tournament, Dusan Lajovic fought back from 0-4 in the decisive tiebreaker to stun fourth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (6) for his first career win against a top-10 ranked player.
US Open 2017: Maria Sharapova stuns Simona Halep in grand slam comeback
ROME: Simona Halep profited from a miserable day on serve for Maria Sharapova to reach the Italian Open final with a 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 defeat of the five-time Grand Slam winner on Saturday. The Romanian world number one will bid for the title on Sunday against Elina Svitolina in a repeat of last year´s final won by the Ukrainian. Svitolina booked her spot as she dominated Anett Kontaveit to win 6-4, 6-3 in just 74 minutes. Halep fought back from a set down to win only her second match against Sharapova, who may have been feeling the effects of a three-hour victory the day before and was broken 10
All eyes on Maria Sharapova at U.S. Open ahead of Monday match with Simona Halep - CBSSports.com