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
Maria Sharapova sees off Simona Halep on her return to US Open. Read more. Facebook. Twitter. 3.56am BST 03:56. 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.
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
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 female tennis. Halep was the year-end No. 1
Maria Sharapova points skyward as she completes a three-set win against Simona Halep in the finals of the French Open. It is Sharapova's second title in two years. Jean-Paul Pelissier Reuters. Fullscreen. Maria Sharapova collapses with joy after winning the French Open title against Simona Halep. The match went three sets Gonzalo Fuentes Reuters. Fullscreen. Maria Sharapova screams after winning a point against Simona Halep. Darko Vojinovic AP. Fullscreen. Photographers train their lenses on the players during the final of the French Open tennis tournament between Russia's Maria Shar
Championship. Maria Sharapova. 4-6 4-6. 2014. Western & Southern Open. Quarter Finals. Maria Sharapova. 3-6 6-4 6-4. 2014. Roland Garros WTA. Final. Maria Sharapova. 6-4 6-7 6-4. 2014. Mutua Madrid Open. Final. Maria Sharapova. 6-1 2-6 3-6. 2012. China Open. 1/32. Maria Sharapova. 5-7 5-7. 2012. BNP Paribas Open United States, California, Indian Wells. 1/16. Maria Sharapova. 3-6 4-6. year. Simona Halep. 6-3 7-5. 2019. Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. 1/16. Simona Halep. 7-6 6-4. TOURNAMENTS.
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
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.
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. She will play Czech sixth seed Karolina Pliskova next, with Serena Williams potentially awaiting in last 16. American three-time winner Williams faces Australia's Ashleigh Barty in the second round later on Thursday.
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,
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
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.
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
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.
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
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. W
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
Score and result Simona Halep - Maria Sharapova. The Simona Halep - Maria Sharapova (Tennis - Rome, Italy) match in 19/05/2018 11:15 is now complete. The Simona Halep - Maria Sharapova result is as follows: 2-1 ( 4-6 ). Now that this Tennis (Rome, Italy) match is over and the score is known, you can find the highlights and key statistics on that same page. Odds Live. Rome, Italy • semi-final. 05/19/18 11:15 AM. Simona Halep. 2 - 1. Finished. Maria Sharapova. 1 1.44. 2 2.75.
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
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. I found myself on the defense many times and was
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
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.
The match against Simona Halep will be Maria Sharapova’s first Grand Slam match in more than 1 ½ years. Halep and Sharapova are in the same quadrant of the draw as No. 7 seed Johanna Konta. (andreas solaro / afp/getty images). Simona Halep, who is the No. 2 seed for the U.S Open, is a two-time French Open runner-up. The No. 1 seed went to Karolina Pliskova, who was a runner-up at Flushing Meadows in 2016. (Nathan Denette / THE CANADIAN PRESS). The match against Simona Halep will be Maria Sharapova’s first Grand Slam match in more than 1 ½ years. Halep and Sharapova are in the same quadrant of
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. Ad closed by.
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
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
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World No. 2 Simona Halep will try to reboot her summer in Sydney after joining Maria Sharapova in rocking the Brisbane International with a pair of high-profile withdrawals that could have repercussions at the Australian Open. Loading. Replay. Red hurt: Injury has forced Maria Sharapova from the Brisbane International. Credit:AP. More importantly, the injuries cast a cloud over the fitness of some of the biggest names heading into Melbourne, with Serena Williams already struggling with a knee injury during the Hopman Cup in Perth. Sharapova insisted her withdrawal was only precautionary, although she won't play in Sydney and will take the court in Melbourne without any competitive tennis under her belt in the new year.
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
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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 had not played a Grand Slam tournament for 19 months but the 30-year-old Russian looked as if she had hardly been away as she stunned Simona Halep, the world No 2, here in the first round of the US Open. Sharapova, who returned from a 15-month suspension for a drugs offence earlier this year, has had her comeback interrupted by injuries but recaptured much of her old form to beat Halep 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. Earlier this month she was not even sure whether she would be fit enough to accept the US Open’s offer of a wild card, but the former world No 1 looked in fine shape as she secured
Maria Sharapova celebrates winning her first round match against Simona Halep. (Elsa/Getty Images). By Ava Wallace. 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. They will have another chance to cheer the comeback Wednesday, when Sharapova faces Timea Babos of Hungary in the second round. Monday was Sharapova’s first Grand Slam appearance since the 2016 Australian Open, when she test
Partida dintre Simona Halep - Elina Svitolina se va juca duminică, de la ora 14:00. Ele au jucat şi anul trecut finala de la Roma. Atunci, Simona Halep a fost înfrântă, după ce a suferit o accidentare în timpul partidei. Simona Halep, 26 de ani, locul 1 WTA, a trecut dramatic de rusoaica Maria Sharapova, 31 de ani, locul 40 WTA, scor 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, în semifinala turneului de la Roma. A fost a doua victorie în fața Mariei Sharapova, din 9 meciuri. Simona Halep a început acest meci cu avantaj important din punct de vedere fizic, Şarapova stând aproape zece ore pe teren la Roma, faţă de ceva mai
BEIJING: Maria Sharapova had played 13 matches coming into the China Open. She lost four of them and is ranked a nondescript 104 in the world. The Russian, some five months into her comeback from a doping ban, dwelt on the 'physical shock' and 'mental rust'. The Russian, who had eight aces and as many double faults in her win, will have a rematch of her US Open opener against Romania's 26-year-old Simona Halep in the pre-quarterfinals. Sharapova has had thrilling encounters against the world No.2, but hasn't lost to her in their seven meetings. “We know each other's games very well. Our matches have always been very challenging, tough, competitive, emotional,” she said. Halep, who moved past Magdalena Rybarikova when her opponent conceded the match, trailing 2-6, 1-2, said, “It was a not a nice way for the match to end.
Second-seeded Simona Halep advanced to the quarterfinals of the China Open on Wednesday with a resounding 6-2, 6-2 win over Maria Sharapova in Beijing. The victory was the Romanian's first in eight career matches against Sharapova and helped her avenge a first-round defeat at the U.S. Open. "It was a great match, I think I played my best tennis against her," Halep said. "I served pretty well, and the work that I did after the U.S. Open, I could see it on court today. "I'm really happy that I could do this. It's my first victory against her and I just want to
Simona Halep beat Maria Sharapova in straight sets. Halep won 6-2 6-2 in Beijing to beat the Russian for the first time in her career after seven previous defeats. But Sharapova was no match for the Romanian today and Halep moves into the quarter-finals where she will face Daria Kasatkina. Sharapova came into the event with a wildcard after impressing at the US Open. But she is yet to really get her career back on track following her ban for taking meldonium. She reached the fourth round of the US Open last month but her singles rank remains 104 as she battles back to the top. She did beat Ana
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 won five out of nine break points and took advantage of an error-prone display to hand the Russian her first straight-sets defeat of the season. (Source: AP). World number two Simona Halep beat Maria Sharapova 6-2 6-2 in the China Open third round on Wednesday for her first win over the Russian in eight attempts. Advertising. Halep, who lost to Sharapova in the first round of the U.S. Open, won five out of nine break points and took advantage of an error-prone display to hand the Russian her first straight-sets defeat of the season in one hour and 12 minutes. Despite hitting more
MARIA SHARAPOVA returned to the Grand Slam stage in style with a gutsy victory in a New York classic against Simona Halep. Sharapova was at times brilliant and always compelling as she made her first Major appearance since she failed a drugs test at the 2016 Australian Open. Rex Features. 5. Maria Sharapova won her first Grand Slam match for 19 months. Getty Images - Getty. 5. Maria Sharapova defeated Simona Halep 6-4 4-6 6-3. Tennis's glamour puss returned to the big stage in style. The ice queen of tennis wore a strange sparkly outfit that looked like bad lingerie but otherwise the popc
Maria Sharapova began 2018 with an almost flawless display in Shenzhen Open and registered a straight sets victory over Romania's Mihaela Buzarnescu in the opening round on Monday. It took Sharapova an hour and 22 minutes to dispatch Buzarnescu 6-3, 6-0 to get a perfect start to the New Year. Hitting 18 winners, the five-time Grand Slam champion rampaged ahead with immense purpose and will next face Alison Riske, who was the runner-up at Shenzhen Open last year. Riske upset China's fifth seed Wang Qiang on Sunday and Sharapova said after the match that she is aware of the tough task
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
Here we are: We have been gifted with an amazing match right on the beginning of the US Open. What an incredible way to start off the tournament. 28 of august Arthur Ashe Stadium at 7 pm local time Simona Halep vs. Maria Sharapova. And I miss that Maria's yell on court! H2H is bagel for Maria. Yes 6-0. Likes: tennisenthusiast and Big_Dangerous. ttwarrior1. Professional. Aug 27, 2017. #2.