Maria Sharapova’s US Open ends at hands of Carla Suárez Navarro

  • 2006 champion beaten 6-4, 6-3 by Spanish opponent
  • Sharapova has not reached quarter-finals in New York since 2012

Maria Sharapova’s long unbeaten record in night session matches at Flushing Meadows was ended in the fourth round by Carla Suárez Navarro.

Sharapova, the champion in 2006, had won 23 straight matches under the lights, including her previous three contests this year, but Suárez Navarro, on her 30th birthday, clinched a 6-4, 6-3 victory to reach her second quarter-final in New York. It was well deserved for the 30th seed, who next plays Madison Keys, as she drew errors from Sharapova racket and used her flowing single-handed backhand with great effect.

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