The race to New York is on. At the end of the month Flushing Meadows will be ready for the final major of the year and one lady you can expect to be there is Maria Sharapova.
No official decision has been announced yet however all noise is pointing towards a wildcard in New York.
Sharapova was denied a wildcard to the main draw of qualifying at Roland Garros but at Wimbledon was giving one for qualifying but had to withdraw to due injury. A former champion at the US Open back in 2006 we can expect to see Maria compete.
Maria is currently taking part in the Bank of the West Classic down in Stanford this week and the US Open twitter account was very vocal about the Russian during her first round victory in Stanford.
After the match Sharapova said how she wanted to hug everyone at the match for making her return to the US one to remember which was then prompted with a reply from the US Open Twitter account which said…
“It seems like the feeling is mutual. Sharapova got a great reaction from the crowd after her match tonight”
I would be surprised if discussions haven’t been going on for a while and this would be (surely) communicated within all levels of the USTA/USOpen whether it’s directors or someone who runs the social media account.
It would be a bit odd to be vocal and discussing support for Sharapova if she wasn’t to appear at Flushing Meadows.
Early signs suggest she will but we will have to wait and see.