Maria Sharapova beat Simona Halep in the first round of the US Open championship the US Open, the correspondent “reports Tapes.ru”.
Received a special invitation (wild card) the Russian player outplayed the number two seed for the second number representative of Romania with the score 6:4, 4:6, 6:3. In the second round, Sharapova will play against Timea Babos from Hungary.
137th US Open runs until September 10, the prize Fund will amount to 50 million 400 thousand dollars.
Sharapova at the end of April of this year resumed performances after a 15-month suspension for use of a prohibited drug Meldonium. The only time in his career, Maria won the US Open in 2006.