Ekaterina Makarova

Maria Sharapova delivers perfect return to Caroline Wozniacki's scheduling complaints

Maria Sharapova delivers perfect return to Caroline Wozniacki's scheduling complaints

Game, set and verbal match, Maria Sharapova.

Caroline Wozniacki, the No. 5 seed at the U.S. Open, had some harsh words for tournament schedulers after her second-round match late in the day Friday against Ekaterina Makarova was moved to one of the outer courts here instead of being played on one of the premier courts — Arthur Ashe Stadium, Louis Armstrong Stadium or the Grandstand.

She also questioned why Sharapova, who got a wild-card entry here only a few months after serving a 15-month suspension for using a banned drug, was assigned to play at Ashe, the largest venue and the prime stage at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

“I understand completely the...

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