Maria Sharapova cruises in win

Updated: August 27, 2012, 10:03 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- Maria Sharapova's stomachache turned out to be nothing more than that.

That lopsided loss she suffered at the Olympics -- well, that may have only been a false alarm, as well.

Playing her first match since a blowout loss to Serena Williams in London and a stomach virus that forced her out of two tuneup tournaments, Sharapova returned to tennis in fine fashion Monday at the U.S. Open.

The third-seeded Russian came back from a three-week break and defeated Melinda ...

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