Maria Sharapova made a spectacular comeback to the WTA tour at the 2015 WTA Finals in Singapore on Sunday, winning her first match ever since successfully playing in the Wimbledon quarterfinals in June.
Against Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska, Sharapova rallied back from dropping the first set, closing out a thrilling three-setter that went on for almost three hours. Despite not having played a full match due to injury since the early summer, Sharapova showed some impressive tennis on her way to victory, even overcoming a late-match break when trying to serve out the set.
Earlier in the day, Simona Halep had won her first match at the WTA finals this year, beating US Open champion Flavia Pennetta in straight sets, leaving the Italian no more than three games on her way into the second round-robin stage.
After Sharapova’s winning start into the tournament, the fans in Singapore got to witness something historic as well, as Martina Hingis was officially inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
The 2015 WTA Finals will continue on Monday with Garbine Muguruza’s match against Lucie Safarova and the Czech-German duel between Petra Kvitova & Angelique Kerber in the evening session.
Check back to Women’s Tennis Blog for all the latest action from the Singapore Indoor Stadium all week long!