Tennis Champion Maria Sharapova defeated number 2 player Simona Halep at the U.S. Open tournament that took place on Monday. After the doping ban, she clinched the first grand slam match against the opponent player.
Sharapova showcased outstanding performance on Monday that helped her to beat 2-seeded Simona Halep by 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 at the U.S. Open on Monday night. This won helped her to enter the second round of game.
“This girl has a lot of grit and she’s not going anywhere,” Sharapova stated.
Sharapova represented some tiredness that couldn’t help her to win five matches in a row. Though, Sharapova salvages control by taking a lead by 3-0 against the opponent player. She had put her best efforts in the game to bully two-time French Open runner-up Halep.
Sharapova had not played at a Grand Slam tournament since January 2016, when she tested positive for the newly banned heart drug meldonium during the Australian Open. It was as if every one of Sharapova’s winners — and she compiled 60, 45 more than Halep — was her way of declaring, “I’m back!”
“I just thought that was another day, another opportunity, another match,” Sharapova affirmed. “But this was so much more. I tried not to think about it.” she added.
In April, Maria Sharapova was permitted back on the tournament but she was refused to be given a wild-card call for the French Open in May. On the other hand, U.S. Tennis Association issued a wild card entry to Sharapova.
The game was extremely enjoyable and high-class one. Maria Sharapova on Monday hit cutting shots over opponent player.
Earlier, the duo faced each other in a Grand Slam tournament where Sharapova defeated Halep in the 2014 French Open final.
In the second set, Sharapova take a lead by 4-1 against Halep and she clinched a break point in the game that helped her to take lead by 5-1. Halep lost the game over Sharapova.
“I don’t take anything for granted,” Konta stated “I think it would be quite obnoxious of me to come in here expecting I have a right to be in second week.” she said.
On the other hand, 13th-seeded Jack Sock of the United States lost the game by 6-2, 7-6 (12), 1-6, 5-7, 6-4 against 73rd-ranked Jordan Thompson of Australia.