Maria Sharapova: 8 Reasons She Has to Be the Favorite to Win the U.S. Open

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Maria Sharapova: 8 Reasons She Has to Be the Favorite to Win the U.S. Open
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Some thought she was done because of injury problems. Others had doubts about her movement.

These are valid points, but Maria Sharapova is one of the few consistent players on the women’s tour this year, making her the clear favorite for the US Open.

The last time Sharapova won the US Open was in 2006, when she was 19 years old. At 24 and still in the prime of her career, Sharapova will win the US Open this year for the following reasons:

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