Sharapova defeated Halep at the start of the US Open

Шарапова победила Халеп на старте US Open

Maria Sharapova

Russian Maria Sharapova knocked out one of the favorites of the tournament.

Titled Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova won the second racket of the world Simona Halep from Romania in the first round match of the US Open.

The match lasted 2 hours and 42 minutes and ended with the victory 30-year-old Russian tennis player with the score 6:4, 4:6, 6:3.

Read also: US Open (WTA): schedule and tournament results

In the first set opponent four times in a row doing the breaks, and in the tenth game Sharapova for the third time took the feed Halep and ended the set in their favor.

The second set could be the last in this match. But doing 4:1 with one break of serve, Sharapova lost five games in a row and allowed Halep to level the score in sets.

In the final set the former first racket of the world took the feed Halep in the second game and did not allow the opponent to win.

It is worth noting that this match was the first for Sharapova in the Grand slam tournaments to the Australian Open 2016.

In the second round opponent Sharapova will be of Timea Babos from Hungary.

Maria Sharapova (Russia) – Simona Halep (Romania) – 6:4, 4:6, 6:3

According to the materials: