Maria Sharapova stuns Simona Halep in emotional return, Alexander Zverev advances on US Open Day 1 [Photos]

Here are some photo highlights from the opening day of US Open 2017.

FP Sports August 29, 2017 15:33:18 IST
Maria Sharapova made an impressive return to Grand Slam tennis, beating 2nd seed Simona Halep 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in the first round of the US Open. AP
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Maria Sharapova made an impressive return to Grand Slam tennis, beating 2nd seed Simona Halep 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in the first round of the US Open. AP
Sharapova received a wild card to play in her first Grand Slam tournament since returning from a 15-month doping ban. And she made the most of it, ripping 60 winners to Halep's 15 and wearing down the Romanian with punishing groundstrokes. AP
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Sharapova received a wild card to play in her first Grand Slam tournament since returning from a 15-month doping ban. And she made the most of it, ripping 60 winners to Halep's 15 and wearing down the Romanian with punishing groundstrokes. AP
Alexander Zverev worked deep into the night to get into the US Open's second round. The No 4-seeded Zverev made it through a tight first set and eventually wrested control for a 7-6 (9), 7-5, 6-4 victory over 168th-ranked Darian King, the first player from Barbados to participate in the main draw at any Grand Slam tournament. AP
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Alexander Zverev worked deep into the night to get into the US Open's second round. The No 4-seeded Zverev made it through a tight first set and eventually wrested control for a 7-6 (9), 7-5, 6-4 victory over 168th-ranked Darian King, the first player from Barbados to participate in the main draw at any Grand Slam tournament. AP
At the opening ceremonies for the 2017 US Open, singer Shania Twain warmed up the Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd with a medley of her hits. Twain and her bandmates pranced across a tennis racket-shaped stage that was set up on one of the baselines of the stadium court. AP
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At the opening ceremonies for the 2017 US Open, singer Shania Twain warmed up the Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd with a medley of her hits. Twain and her bandmates pranced across a tennis racket-shaped stage that was set up on one of the baselines of the stadium court. AP
Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza advanced easily to the second round of the U.S. Open, needing just an hour to beat American Varvara Lepchenko 6-0, 6-3. AP
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Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza advanced easily to the second round of the U.S. Open, needing just an hour to beat American Varvara Lepchenko 6-0, 6-3. AP
Marin Cilic, the 2014 US Open champion, made it through his opening-round match against aptly named American Tennys Sandgren with a 6-4, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 victory. AP
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Marin Cilic, the 2014 US Open champion, made it through his opening-round match against aptly named American Tennys Sandgren with a 6-4, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 victory. AP
Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova downed former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic 7-5, 7-5, to advance to the second round of the US Open. AP
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Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova downed former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic 7-5, 7-5, to advance to the second round of the US Open. AP
The evergreen Venus Williams shook off a mid-match lapse to improve to 19-0 in the US Open's first round and stay in the hunt for the No 1 ranking. AP
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The evergreen Venus Williams shook off a mid-match lapse to improve to 19-0 in the US Open's first round and stay in the hunt for the No 1 ranking. AP
Fifth seed Caroline Wozniacki kicked off her campaign with a 6-1 7-5 first-round victory over Mihaela Buzarnescu of Romania. Reuters
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Fifth seed Caroline Wozniacki kicked off her campaign with a 6-1 7-5 first-round victory over Mihaela Buzarnescu of Romania. Reuters
Australian Jordan Thompson has knocked American Jack Sock out of the US Open in the first round, beating him 6-2, 7-6(12), 1-6, 5-7, 6-4. AP
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Australian Jordan Thompson has knocked American Jack Sock out of the US Open in the first round, beating him 6-2, 7-6(12), 1-6, 5-7, 6-4. AP
American Sloane Stephens advanced to the second round of the US Open with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over 2015 runner-up Roberta Vinci. AP
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American Sloane Stephens advanced to the second round of the US Open with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over 2015 runner-up Roberta Vinci. AP