After the opening ceremony and Shania Twain’s performance, Maria Sharapova made a highly emotional return to the US Open, winning a thrilling first-round match against world No.2 Simona Halep. Our photographer Jimmie48 is bringing us coverage from that Monday night’s blockbuster, as well as from Petra Kvitova‘s triumph over former world No.1 Jelena Jankovic, Aleksandra Krunic‘s upset of seventh seed Johanna Konta, and many more Day 1 matches.
MORE US OPEN 2017 PHOTOS:
- Sunday, August 27th: Maria Sharapova, Angelique Kerber, Karolina Pliskova, Simona Halep, Agnieszka Radwanska, Elina Svitolina, Svetlana Kuznetsova practice before the start of main-draw play
- Saturday, August 26th: Kerber & Muguruza meet Pharrell Williams; Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day; Kvitova, Sharapova, Bouchard, Pliskova practice
- Friday, August 25th: Kerber leads the draw ceremony, third round of WTA qualifying unfolds
- Thursday, August 24th: Qualifying Day 3 + Sharapova, Keys Evian event
- Wednesday, August 23rd: Qualifying + Maria Sharapova, Angelique Kerber, Julia Goerges practice
- Tuesday, August 22nd: WTA qualifying action + Keys, Svitolina practice sessions