NEW YORK — Maria Sharapova was the creator Monday at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Sharapova was the one who came to the net more often, and who tried to craft openings by using drop shots, one of which even got her opponent down on the ground, on her back looking up and watching a Sharapova lob sail over her head.
But that lob was just long, and Caroline Wozniacki won the point. Even if the 14th-seeded Sharapova, a three-time Grand Slam winner, was the aggressor in their U.S. Open fourth-round match, it was the top-seeded Wozniacki who will play in the quarterfinals after a 6-3, 6-4 victory on Labor Day.
Though the score makes the match seem unremarkable, the pair played for...