Posts Tagged Women’s tennis

Sharapova returns to US Open, wins 1st-rounder

Maria Sharapova, of Russia, waves to fans after defeating Maria Kirilenko, of Russia, 6-4, 6-0 during the opening round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

NEW YORK (AP) — Maria Sharapova made a winning return to the U.S. Open, overcoming a few wobbles with her serve tosses before taking the final 10 games to beat longtime friend Maria Kirilenko 6-4, 6-0 Monday night in the first round.

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Murray doesn’t plan to watch mum dance on TV

Fireworks go off over Arthur Ashe Stadium following the national anthem during the opening ceremony for the U.S. Open tennis tournament Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

NEW YORK (AP) — Fireworks, strobe lights, thumping music and gyrating dancers on the court of Arthur Ashe Stadium. It can only mean one thing: the official start of the U.S. Open.

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