Feel respect from the athletes: Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova

Against Rodina, who came in 0-3 in Grand Slam matches and 4-13 overall this year, Bouchard made 46 unforced errors, 20 more than her victor total.

Here at the US Open, however, you would hardly have guessed that Maria Sharapova's absence from Grand Slam competition since last January had been because of the 15-month suspension she served after testing positive for the banned drug meldonium at last year's Australian Open.

Kenin, 18, reached her dream match by beating another rising Broward County player, 22-year-old Sachia Vickery, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7-0).

"I felt like it was a scrappy match but sometime those days are the best because you get through and give yourself another chance", said Sharapova.

"It was definitely tough to control the emotions yesterday, because as much as you want to be happy about the match and what I accomplished there, you want to move on fast", said Sharapova.

And in another surprise, 13th-seeded Jack Sock of the United States was eliminated 6-2, 7-6 (12), 1-6, 5-7, 6-4 by 73rd-ranked Jordan Thompson of Australia.

CoCo Vandeweghe this week said that she didn't agree with Sharapova's wild card, arguing it should have gone to an American instead.

It was a decision widely criticised, with many insisting she should work her way back into the main draw and not be given a helping hand.

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Federer served for the match at 5-3 in the fifth set, but Tiafoe fought off a match point and then broke the No. 3 seed's serve.

Duan's compatriots Zheng Saisai and 22nd-seeded Peng Shuai lost in the second round, though Zhang Shuai, the 27th seed, won her opener, seeing off Germany's Sabine Lisicki 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-0. "I have a lot of respect for her". She upended second seed Simona Halep Monday night on Ashe after missing the previous six Grand Slams, and she has enjoyed headliner status this week.

"When the draw came out I knew what a hard matchup this would be, how much excitement was behind this matchup and the hype", she said.

Maria Sharapova is in trouble at the U.S. Open after dropping the opening set of her second-round match against 59th-ranked Timea Babos of Hungary in a tiebreaker.

The dress was created in collaboration with Nike, which had suspended Sharapova's sponsorship contract a year ago after her positive drug test results were announced.

Sharapova was decisive, playing with rhythm while cracking winners from both sides of the court after appearing tentative into the mid stages of the second set. Bouchard dubbed Sharapova a "cheater" in one spring interview and leveled Sharapova, 7-5, 2-6, 6-4, on court when they squared with each other in Madrid. Wozniacki is a former No. 1 who reached the US Open final in 2009 and '14.

Now, she said, "I just have to go out and take care of business".

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