Maria Sharapova hoping for lengthy US Open campaign

Maria Sharapova
© PA Photos
Former champion Maria Sharapova is hoping to improve upon her recent performances at the US Open.

World number three Maria Sharapova has revealed that she is aiming to make an impact on the US Open over the next fortnight.

The 25-year-old Russian has failed to get beyond round four at Flushing Meadows since she won the title back in 2006.

However, having won the French Open in Monte Carlo earlier this year, Sharapova has now turned her attention to making progress in New York.

"I haven't been far here, past the first week, in a long time," she told reporters. "I would love to get that back. I haven't played at a level that I wanted to play here.

"There shouldn't be any reason why I can't. Having the success that I had for a few years and winning it in 2006. That's certainly something that I'm looking to get back."

Sharapova opened up her campaign with a 6-2 6-2 win over Melinda Czink last night.

Serena Williams
Read Next:
Live Commentary: US Open - day two as it happened
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060