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Serena brushes past Sharapova, Federer battles back to beat qualifier

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 28, 2019 12:47

Serena brushes past Sharapova, Federer battles back to beat qualifier

Serena Williams trounced old foe Maria Sharapova 6-1 6-1 in their blockbuster first-round clash at the U.S. Open in New York to get her quest for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title off to a flying start. Williams, returning to the U.S. Open after last year’s infamous final in which her row with the chair umpire overshadowed Naomi Osaka’s maiden Grand Slam victory, used her trademark power to overwhelm Sharapova in the first New York meeting between two of the sport’s biggest names. Eighth seed Williams showed no signs of the back spasms that forced her to retire in tears from the Toronto final two weeks ago and instead showcased some of her best on-court movement since returning from maternity leave in 2018.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 28, 2019 12:47

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