sport news Maria Sharapova wins first match in the USA since 2015

Maria Sharapova played her first WTA match in the USA since 2015 Wild-card entrant beat Jennifer Brady 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 in Bank of the West Classic Russian had served a 15-month ban after testing positive for newly banned drug

By Associated Press Reporter

Published: 07:05 BST, 1 August 2017 | Updated: 07:05 BST, 1 August 2017

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Maria Sharapova played her first WTA match in the United States since 2015 and beat Jennifer Brady 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 on Monday night in the opening round of the Bank of the West Classic.

Sharapova, a wild-card entrant and five-time Grand Slam champion, won the opening four games of the match, lost the first three of the second set and cruised in the third.

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