Maria Sharapova Says Caroline Wozniacki's Comments Don't Matter to Her

Jacket sweater and skirt by Joseph earrings by Sophie Buh. Image Courtesy of The Edit

Jacket sweater and skirt by Joseph earrings by Sophie Buh. Image Courtesy of The Edit

Sofia Kenin in action during her third round match at the US Open. That point seemed to have inspired Sharapova as she would go on to break to take the match, ending the hopes of the young American with a 7-5, 6-2 victory.

Sharapova responded Friday to comments from Caroline Wozniacki, who complained after she was eliminated that Sharapova was scheduled for Arthur Ashe Stadium while she played on an outer court. "She's feisty. I know I have to come out, play well, have you all (the crowd) behind me and get a win". She said she failed to realize the heart drug she had taken for more than a decade for various health issues had been added to the prohibited list of the World Anti-Doping Agency from January 1, 2016. Despite not having the experience, she's a tough player.

Wozniacki played her opening match on Monday on the third show court, Grandstand. She's moving up the rankings. I haven't been there in a while.

Instead, it was the five-time Grand Slam champion who hit two double faults to give Kenin her first break point opportunity. A wild-card qualifier, she won her first Grand Slam match earlier in the tournament when she defeated No. 32 seed Lauren Davis.

A record was set when American Shelby Rogers and 25th-seeded Australian Daria Gavrilova played out the longest ever women's singles match.

"Certainly when I play against them, in terms of the level they play".

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But as he has on several occasions already this year, the 18-year-old Canadian stayed loose under pressure and it paid off. Against Edmund, Shapovalov showed the same poise he displayed against Tsonga.

Kenin was outmatched physically but fought doggedly to stay with Sharapova and a slew of unforced errors from the Russian saw her pegged back from 4-1 to 4-4.

"All the matches are hard but especially here as everyone wants to play their best and if you don't play your best it will be very hard", said Nadal, who recovered from a set and break down.

'I remember [an earlier] conversation I had with my manager, saying, "I love what I do, but I feel like there are so many aspects in my life that I'm missing out on,"' she recalled.

And Maria Sharapova, 30, has finally broken her silence on the controversy, as she admitted she felt "so small" and just wanted to be treated like a 'normal human being'.

"It's a great age to be at", Sharapova said.

There's more good news for the Russian.