Maria Sharapova starts to investigate exactly how well she can finish at the US Open on Wednesday after an effective and enthusiastic Grand Slam rebound following a 15-month doping ban. The 30-year-old Russian, who expelled second seed Simona Halep in her opener, confronts Hungary’s Timea Babos without precedent for the second round of the year’s last Grand Slam competition.
Also, with Halep and British seventh seed Johanna Konta both removed as of now, Sharapova would not see another best 10 foe until conceivably tenth positioned Dominika Cibulkova in the quarter-finals even as three best 10 adversaries prowl as conceivable semi-last opponents.
The draw is completely open for a profound keep running by Sharapova regardless of her relative absence of matches and pestering wounds that permitted her just a single hardcourt tuneup to the Open.
“From the minute that I’ve been here, I’ve truly understood what this way to me, to be back and to be playing,” Sharapova said.
“Not playing a considerable measure of matches coming into this, it nearly appeared like I had no privilege to (beat Halep). What’s more, I by one means or another did. I imagine that is what I’m most proud of.”
Sharapova served a 15-month doping ban in the wake of testing positive for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open, returning in April to exhibit and debate.
She missed Wimbledon with thigh damage in the wake of being reprimanded for a French Open special case yet was given a trump card into the US Open and needs to benefit as much as possible from it.