The US Open 2017 brings Russian heart of tennis Maria Sharapova back to the Grand Slam tennis after 15-month doping suspension. And the amazing point is that in the first round of US Open she will face world No. 2 Simona Halep. The record of the Maria is 6-0 against Simona. And a third chance is missed out by Halep last Sunday as for many months she is trying to climb on the top of the rankings.
Maria Sharapova is the five-time Grand Slam champion. At 2016 Austrailian Open she has issued a two-year suspension after testing positive for the banned heart and blood boosting drug meldonium. But on her appeal, the Court of Arbitration for Sport reduced the ban. Because she said that she does not know that these are on the list of banned at the start of 2016 and for the last several years she taken them without knowing the ban fact.
She is the former world No. 1 and she made her return in April at Stuttgart, she reaches at the semifinals as a wildcard, but her bad luck that from some of the WTA rivals flickered criticism. Some of them are saying that without benefits she should work and some of them even want a life time ban on her.
She missed to play French Open organizers because of a thigh injury and she was stuck to one US Open hardcourt tune up match because of her forearm injury. Among the past four US Opens, Maria Sharapova missed three of them. She made her last visit in the year 2014 in the fourth round.
Now she will face the thriller world No. 2 Simona Halep in the first round of the US Open 2017 and this match will begin on Monday. This match will be interesting to watch as both of the top tennis players will face one another and this will be amazing for the fans of both the players as both these players has a huge number of fans, especially Maria Sharapova has a bombastic number of fans. So, this US Open 2017 brings good news for the fans of Maria because she is there in the game again.