Carreno Busta ends teenager Shapovalov's run at US Open

Maria Sharapova is back in fashion after doping scandal

Maria Sharapova described her return to Grand Slam center-stage after a 15-month doping ban as "a great ride" despite her US Open campaign ending in the fourth round Sunday.

Sharapova bowed out at Flushing Meadows on Sunday following a 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 loss to 16th seed Anastasija Sevastova in NY. CoCo Vandeweghe, Sloane Stephens and Jennifer Brady had all made it to the fourth round before Madison Keys rounded off the tally with the second latest finish at the US Open.

Sharapova insisted Sunday that she had nothing to prove to her critics.

The Russian gave an early indicator of her desire when she won a gutsy point after rushing back and changing hands to return a cross-court volley with a lob in game three.

Having lost the first set and squandered away 13 break points up to that point, Nadal finally found a way to break the Argentine's serve at 3-3 in the second set.

Sevastova raced into a 3-0 lead in the third set with a double break of serve as the Russian managed to win only one point, only for her to increase the pressure on the Latvian as the winning line neared.

"I chose to stop because it was depressing", Sevastova has said of her break.

She immediately took possession of the NY night (or shared it with Roger Federer) and was welcomed to Arthur Ashe stadium by adoring fans like a queen returning from exile.

Unseeded and ranked just 146th in the world following her suspension, Sharapova was given a wild-card spot and made it count with an opening-round win over No. 2 seed Simona Halep.

"I was lucky able to get a lot of those matches in a row, like in Toronto and Cincinnati back-to-back, which during a comeback is not easy". It was an incredible opportunity.




Countless fans were shocked by the upset inflicted on Maria Sharapova at the US Open by the relatively unknown No. 16 seed, Anastasija Sevastova.

The hyper Rafael Nadal burst into cries of 'Vamos!' and his player box joined in the celebrations like he had won a pretty big deal. Sharapova issued a walkover because of a left arm injury before her next match. I think she was playing one of the better matches here, one of the best matches here.

Playing just her fifth match since May, Sharapova was treated for apparent blisters early in the third set as 16th-seeded Sevastova surged into the quarter-finals in NY for the second year in a row. "I'm very grateful to have had that opportunity to bring it".

"I think I allowed the match to become physical", she said.

It was then coming to the end of the Hungarian Timea Babos, 59th, 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 6-1, and then had dominated the American Sofia Kenin, 136th world, 7-5, 6-2.

Sevastova comes from Liepaja, the third largest city in Latvia, and her coach, Ronald Schmidt, cut a lonely figure in her box, but proudly wearing a cap that told of his admiration for her home town.

"You can't replicate that anywhere, especially at a grand slam".

"I'm still C-minus", Sevastova said.

"I think Billie Jean King put it best", a beaming Williams told the crowd afterwards. We all know that. "I can be proud of that".

Related news:

Hot News

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi takes oath as cabinet minister
Sep 04, 2017 - 11:07
Textiles minister Smriti Irani, who was given additional charge of I&B, will retain that portfolio from now as a full-time charge. Twenty-eight are in the Cabinet, 11 are of the rank of Ministers of State with independent charge and 37 are Ministers of State .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top High-profile Instagram accounts breached
Sep 04, 2017 - 11:06
Hacked details were posted on a database called Doxagram, which let people search for users' contact details for US$10 (S$13.56). Selena Gomez is bracing herself for a potential leak of private photos and messages after her Instagram account was hacked .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Police cite hundreds of drivers in CT during holiday weekend
Sep 04, 2017 - 11:05
As of Friday, there have been 529 reported traffic deaths in Virginia, compared to 477 this same date past year . The rate of these crashes climbed more than 50 percent over the three-day Labor Day weekend past year .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha arrested over alleged plot
Sep 04, 2017 - 11:01
Kem Sokha has a long, distinguished, and internationally recognized commitment to human rights and peaceful democracy. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the charges against Kem Sokha appeared to be politically motivated.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Is Sri Lanka vs India series Lasith Malinga's swansong?
Sep 03, 2017 - 05:35
We whitewashed Australia (in a T20 series in early 2016), and I don't even remember which team has ever done that in Australia. He shared a 74-ball 101-run stand for sixth wicket with the man on focus, Dhoni, who was appearing in his 300th ODI.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top IS convoy stranded in Syria desert after United States bombing
Sep 03, 2017 - 05:34
There are some 300 IS militants on board the convoy, described by the coalition as "experienced fighters". Isil fighters are Sunni Muslims who consider Shia to be apostates - and thus deserving of murder.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Stand-Up Comedian Shelley Berman Dead at 92
Sep 03, 2017 - 05:31
He was nominated for an Emmy award in 2008 for his performance as Larry's partially-blind, oft-crotchety father. He hit gold two more times with "Outside Shelley Berman " and "The Edge of Shelley Berman ".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Gov. Malloy praises Red Cross volunteers
Sep 03, 2017 - 05:31
You can also make a donation to your local Salvation Army unit, and note " Hurricane " on the memo line of your check. Wal-Mart's commitment to the American Red Cross centers on a campaign that will include customers.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top During a summer of crisis, Trump chafes against criticism and new controls
Sep 03, 2017 - 05:25
According to White House staffers, the President completely lost it while addressing Kelly, while Kelly "reacted calmly". One alleged irritant is Chief of Staff John Kelly's attempt to limit the information getting to the president.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top India GDP Growth At 3-year Low
Sep 02, 2017 - 00:28
While overall GVA has remained steady during the quarter on a sequential basis, on-year it shows a 2 percentage point decline . A revised growth of 7.9 per cent had been pegged by the government for the first quarter of 2016-17.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Chinese industrial output strong in August, PMIs show
Sep 02, 2017 - 00:27
Companies expanded their production schedules and buying activity, while business confidence rose to its highest level in five months.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Union Cabinet rejig, new ministers to be sworn in on Sunday
Sep 02, 2017 - 00:27
With the Nitsh Kumar-led JD (U ) also likely to join the government, its leaders RCP Singh and Santosh Kumar are the likely picks. Modi would like strong ministers in key portfolios who could deliver some instant results before the elections.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Transfer records tumble as Oxlaide-Chamberlain joins Liverpool from Arsenal
Sep 02, 2017 - 00:26
Jurgen Klopp says he has been watching Liverpool's new signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for almost three years. Oxlade-Chamberlain has made more than 130 Premier League appearances for Arsenal since 2011.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Miley Cyrus Broke Down Crying While Announcing Her Hurricane Harvey Relief Donation
Sep 02, 2017 - 00:25
The 24-year-old singer was visibly moved to tears as she talked about the hurricane's impact. Miley Cyrus put her money where her mouth is, big time , on " The Ellen DeGeneres Show".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Gasoline prices expected to continue to rise over Labour Day long weekend
Sep 02, 2017 - 00:16
On Monday, the average posted price in Montreal was $1.16 for a litre of regular, a price that jumped to $1.27 a day later.