Svetlana Kuznetsova

At the US Open, Sharapova sniping practically a sport itself

Listen to the crowds, and Maria Sharapova seems as popular as ever.

Listen to the competitors, and it's clear she hasn't been welcomed back with open arms.

Tennis isn't the only game going on at the U.S. Open, where complaining about Sharapova has become practically a sport itself.

"Everyone has their own opinion," No. 4 seed Elina Svitolina said Thursday.

And they aren't shy about sharing it.

Some rivals don't like that she keeps getting to play on Arthur Ashe Stadium — and guess where she's headed again Friday night?

"When you look on center court, I understand completely the business side of things and everything, but someone who...