Feel respect from the athletes: Maria Sharapova

Sharapova Claims First Victory In US Open

Sharapova Claims First Victory In US Open

Those type of numbers give Sharapova a chance to beat anybody, but conditioning certainly is a question considering she hasn't played many matches this season and isn't used to making a deep tournament run since her suspension. The 37-year-old hit 33 winners in the first match of day three's night session at Flushing Meadows. "I have to try not to get overwhelmed and just go out there and play my game". "She's a great player, someone I've always looked up to because she fights so hard on every point. But I'm also realistic".

Blackman says that "you don't break Roger Federer 5-3 in the fifth unless you really believe that you can win that match, and that's something you can't teach".

Timea Babos celebrates after winning a point during her second-round match against Maria Sharapova at the 2017 U.S. Open.

The biggest upset in the women's draw on Wednesday came from Ekaterina Makarova a 6-2, 6-7, 6-1 victor over fifth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki. She would end up losing that game and the next four, too, as Halep managed to force a third set.

Eighth-seeded Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova saved three match points before securing a 4-6 6-4 7-6 (7-2) victory over Czech Marketa Vondrousova. The difference in the match was the victor count: Stephens had 43, almost double Cibulkova's 22.

It was Sharapova's first Grand Slam match since a quarter-final loss to Serena Williams in last year's Australian Open.

The 30-year-old was expected to be tested by Halep in the first round. So in a matter of 72 hours, Sharapova the underdog is suddenly an unexpected favorite, and one with an easy road to the semifinals.

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American CoCo Vandeweghe, the 20th seed who advanced with a 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 first-round victory over fellow Yank Alison Riske, said that she disagreed with the USTA's decision to grant Sharapova a wild-card entry into the main draw because she believes it should have gone to an American.

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Maria Sharapova is back on the same court where she pulled off one of the biggest wins of the tournament two days earlier. "I think from a respect level, when you're able to respect your rivals and compatriots, that's really important, and I feel that", she added. Both of her matches were contested on the event's largest stage.

After a disappointing end to the opening set, Sharapova wasted no time in stamping her authority on the second, jumping out to an early 2-0 lead of her own in rather impressive fashion. Sharapova finished with 12 aces and managed to overcome a whopping 19 unforced errors in the first set alone. Babos reacted with a loud yell.

"In key moments, she showed why, no matter what happened to her, why she is a big player and good player", Babos said, "because she came up with some very, very good shots and she didn't miss her opportunities".

Rather amusingly, one of the sleeves was ditched midway through her 6-7 6-4 6-1 win in the Arthur Ashe Stadium and Sharapova confessed she's not particularly fond of the look.

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