By Chineze Ogugua
Maria Sharapova has been out of action in the Grand Slam for a while, and she has come back in a spirited manner in front of an elated crowd.
The 30-year-old Russian made a dramatic return to the US Open as she knocked out world number two Simona Halep 6-4 4-6 6-3.
This was her first Grand Slam match since serving a 15-month doping suspension and needed a wildcard to enter the main draw being ranked 146th.
Good luck Sharapova!