Maria Sharapova pushed her opponet to a third set, winning against Heather Watson of Britain 3-6,7-5 and 6-3 on Monday.
Maria Sharapova One of the Favorites to win the US Open
Maria Sharpavoa seems to have the endurance and toughs it out. Her self confidence shines through, even though she is No 3 seeded. In 2006, she won the US Open, something that Watson, could only wish for. Monday was Watson’s 5th major tournament.
Maria Sharapova won six Grand Slam matches at Wimbledon this summer only to lose to Petra Kvitova.
Watson won the first set, and Watson started leading for a 1-0 in the second. Sharpavoa, refocused and took the next 4 games in a row. But Watson didn’t cave, and gave Sharapova a run and came close to beating Sharpavoa with 4-3, but she double faulted, causing a third set.
Maria Sharapova advances to the 2nd round along with Vera Zvonareva, a 16 yr old from Boca Raton, Fla, lowest ranked in the draw at No 455, andAgnieszka Radwanska of Poland, ranked No 12.