(CNN)Five-time major champion Maria Sharapova made an assured return to New York’s Flushing Meadows Monday night with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 win over World No. 2 Simona Halep in her first grand slam competition following a 15-month ban for drugs.
Apparently Sharapova spent the year and a half exile working out. Moving better than ever, outplaying No. 2 seed. Who needs matches?
— Tim Cowlishaw (@TimCowlishaw) August 29, 2017
CNN’s Jill Martin contributed reporting to this article.