Maria Sharapova reigns after rain

Updated: September 6, 2012, 9:27 AM ET
By Jane McManus

NEW YORK -- When rain chased Maria Sharapova from the tennis court Tuesday, she was down a precipitous 0-4 to Marion Bartoli. The rain settled in over Queens, and the players were sent back to their hotels. Sharapova had about 25 hours before play began again on Arthur Ashe Stadium court. She had to eat dinner 0-4, lay her head on the pillow that night 0-4, wake up in New York City, still down 0-4.

On Wednesday, four times she and Bartoli were instructed to start warming up before ...

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