Other players handed wildcards include young last year's US Open junior champion Kayla Day and former junior world number one, Taylor Townsend. She was unaware when she was tested positive for the drug meldonium in 2016 which got added to the banned drugs items list only in January the very same year.
"Consistent with past practice, a wild card was provided to a past US [Open] champion who needed the wild card for entry into the main draw".
Sharapova thanked the officials and said the decision to let her play in the US Open main draw for an 11th time gave her goosebumps.
Even though she made her comeback much earlier, she was denied wildcard entry in the French Open and did not participate in her favourite Wimbledon due to thigh injury.
The US Open, which offers $24 million in prize money up for grabs, is scheduled to be held between August 28 and September 10 at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in NY. This will be Russian tennis star's first Grand Slam after coming back from the 15-month doping suspension. "She said something like "good job" and smiled".
Sharapova was forced to withdraw from the Rogers Cup and the ongoing Cincinnati Open as a precautionary measure.
In her first USA match since March 2015, Sharapova defeated American Jennifer Brady 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 at Stanford.
The 30-year-old Sharapova has not appeared in a Grand Slam since losing to American Serena Williams in the Australian Open quarterfinals in 2016.
3-year-old found dead left in day care van all day
Flowers create a makeshift memorial August 8, 2017 , in Orlando, in front of a day-care center where a toddler was found dead. Myles was found dead on the floor in the back of the van outside Orlando's Little Miracles Academy day care around 6:30 p.m.
Microsoft Now Offering Surface Leasing Programs
The program also includes a dedicated device service and support, as well as an in-store support and tech help. It's a simple plan to enable customers to jump on the hardware that Microsoft has so meticulously created.
Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots pass $300 million
On Saturday, five tickets were sold that matched five numbers but not the Powerball for the $286 million drawing. The $323 million Mega Millions puts Friday's jackpot in the top 10 list of all-time high jackpots for the game.
Bank of England sees first strike in 50 years
Standing out was the considerable reduction in wage growth forecasts to 3.0% annually for 2018 from 3.5% just two months ago. There were only marginal changes to the latest inflation forecasts from those produced in the May inflation report .
Vince Wilfork Officially Calls It A Career After 13 Seasons
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Spain sees record number of migrant arrivals in 2017
Due to good weather conditions, Spain has seen an increase in attempts by migrants to reach its shores over the past few weeks. Despite Spain's increase, migration across Europe is down overall when juxtaposed with last year's numbers.