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Maria Sharapova, a momentary underdog, is hunting wins again

She returned to the United States Open, her first Grand Slam tournament after suspension for doping

Juliet Macur | NYT 

Maria Sharapova had us going for a few days there, didn’t she? On Monday night, she returned to the United States Open, her first Grand Slam tournament after a 15-month suspension for doping, and the crowd welcomed her as if it had missed her. It roared as she scrapped through three sets against the No. 2 seed, Simona Halep, and it roared some more when she fell to her knees in tears after winning. The show of emotion made sense. In her biography, “Unstoppable,” to be released in two weeks, Sharapova says she once thought “the whole world was against ...

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First Published: Sat, September 02 2017. 00:05 IST
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