Maria Sharapova arrived at the 2017 US Open on Wednesday. Entering the event with a main-draw wildcard, the 2006 champion is making her first appearance at Flushing Meadows since 2014, having missed out on the past two editions due to injury and doping suspension.
After playing only one match following the clay season, Sharapova started her US Open preparation during the tournament’s first qualifying round. We also saw defending champion Angelique Kerber on the practice courts, as well as Julia Goerges.
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This is the first time I’ve seen Maria in a Nike black shoes, she looks like a bad ass tennis player,slammin’! Usually she always goes for light color foot wear! The darkest she’ve ever worn is probably silver/grey color shoes on court!
Ian, TBH I haven’t noticed that she avoids dark footwear, but you’re right that she looks fierce in these practice shots.
I love Maria’s new kit! Love seeing her in practice too. I know she prepared so hard for US Open. We might see a major comeback here!