Maria Sharapova coming off a 19 month layoff upset No. 2 ranked Simona Halep in the first round of the United States Open. Former top ranked Sharvapova looked sharp in the first round hotly contested match 6-4 4-6 6-3.
Full throated and emotional Sharapova missed an opportunity to close out the match in thoe second set after being up 4-1 Halep came back to make the match interesting. Sharapavo recompossed herself and despite feeling the pressure in third set managed to close out the match largely on her awesome backhand and strong first serve.