Sharapova, Djokovic Advance At US Open

Maria Sharapova started her bid for a second US Open title with a 6-4 6-0 first-round win over fellow Russian Maria Kirilenko.
The 2006 champion trailed 4-2 in the first set but won the next 10 games on her way to victory in 90 minutes.
In the men’s draw, world number one Novak Djokovic also eased through. Djokovic outclassed Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman, taking just 98 minutes to beat the world number 79 6-1 6-2 6-4 and reach round two.
Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios came close to being disqualified after receiving three warnings for swearing.
Kyrgios, who shocked Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, beat 21st seed Mikhail Youzhny 7-5 7-6 (7-4) 2-6 7-6 (7-1).
But the 19-year-old received two code violations in the third set and then a third warning in the fourth, which saw him penalised a game.
Elsewhere, third seed Stanislas Wawrinka progressed in straight sets. The Australian Open champion was pushed to two tie-breaks by Czech Jiri Vesely but came through 6-2 7-6 (8-6) 7-6 (7-3).


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