Maria Sharapova 2006 US open winner started her US Open 2017 mission with thrilling win over world number 2 Simona Halep. Maria Sharapova who was away from tennis last year and Sharapova was denied wild-card entry to the French Open, and she missed Wimbledon with a thigh injury, Playing US open 2017 with wild card entry.
Sharapova always had very good record against Simona in all previous 6 match she has been registered victory over Simona Halep.
Today playing with Black lucky dress, Maria repeated history against Simona with win 6-4 , 4-6 ,6-3 in two hours and 44 minutes.
In first set Sharapova, first broken Simona server but Simona broken Sharapova sever back but Sharapova fight back and won first set 6-4, in second set Sharapova was leading with 4-1 lead non-one thought that she is playing her first match after May. Halep came back from 1-4 down and saved five break points at 5-4 to level the match. Sharapova played final set with her style with strong servers and finished the set with 6-3 win.
With this Maria Sharapova emerged as the strongest contender of this year US Open title. In the absence of Serena Williams.
Halep now has the unfortunate distinction of having lost three of the best matches of 2017 at the last three Slams.