Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep to meet in round one of US Open
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Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep to meet in round one of US Open

Maria Sharapova has been drawn against Simona Halep in the US Open first round.

Sharapova was handed a wildcard to the final Grand Slam of the year and will begin her campaign against World No. 2 Halep.

Halep has reached at least the quarter-finals of five of the last eight Grand Slams but has yet to win one of tennis' biggest titles.

And the 25-year-old will have her work cut out against an opponent she has never beaten, with Sharapova winning all six of their previous meetings.

Other notable draws see Johanna Konta face Serbian youngster Aleksandra Krunic, while Heather Watson will play France's Alize Cornet.

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