US Open Women: Timea Babos vs Maria SharapovaPublished August 30, 2017 by Sol FH
The biggest draw in women's tennis is back and faces Timea Babos today at 20:00 GMT.
Maria Sharapova is back, and she means business. The Russian all-star just got back after her 2016 doping ban, but instantly shocked the tennis world in the Round of 128 at this year's US Open by dominating the World No. 2 Simona Halep. She now has her second round match against Hungarian, Timea Babos live at Arthur Ashe stadium, and the action should be intense as Sharapova makes her comeback into the WTA.
Sharapova was definitely not at 100% form in her first match against the Romanian Halep, but the fact that she was still able to dominate the match should be a sign of what is to come for the rest of the field. Sharapova may be the only player in the tournament that could challenge favorite, Garbine Muguruza.
Babos on the other hand overcame the Swiss Viktorija Golubic in three sets. At 24-years old, Babos looks to be just getting hold of her career, having won her second career title earlier this year in Budapest, but has since not been able to qualify for a final four finish over the next 16 tournaments.
This will be the first match between Sharapova and Babos, and the latter will surely be shocked to be playing in front of such a big crowd expected to be behind Sharapova.
US Open Betting Markets
bet365 Sports has some of the best odds ahead of all the US Open matches being played from Flushing Meadows this year. Ahead of tonight's games, Sharapova has a big lead at 1.12, while Babos is behind at 6.00. There are plenty of live in play odds that bet365 Sports will be posting throughout the match, including set winner, points, tie breaks and more. They are also offering their worthwhile Tennis Accumulator Bonus and they have stats and match alerts throughout all the action.