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The Latest: Sharapova downs Halep in return to US Open

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.

The Russian made her return to the U.S. Open, her first Grand Slam event after a 15-month doping ban, in a black Dress that featured lace in the sleeveless top and shimmering Swarovski crystals dotting the skirt.

Sharapova said in an interview with the Vogue that she and designer Riccardo Tisci chose black for her night matches because it is the same color she wore on her way to her lone U.S. Open title in 2006 and because it evokes the image of "Audrey Hepburn and her classic Givenchy dress."

Sharapova, whose dress sparkled in the Arthur Ashe Stadium lights, completed the outfit with all-black shoes and a black visor that included a single crystal at the end of the Nike swoosh.

Sharapova, who received a wild card to play in her first Grand Slam event since returning from a 15-month doping ban, battled through a tense first set that featured long baseline rallies accented by loud grunts.

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