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Maria Sharapova, a villain to some, is back in black at US Open

NEW YORK - Maria Sharapova entered the court Monday dressed all in black, the color worn by villains in old Western movies. It might have been a sponsor's suggestion or her take on standard evening attire for a night out in New York, but the dark tone seemed appropriate given the circumstances.

Since the five-time Grand Slam champion was suspended last year after testing positive for the banned drug meldonium - a sentence initially set at two years but cut

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