After a 15-month doping ban, Maria Sharapova's Grand Slam return ended on Sunday after being knocked out of the fourth round of the US Open by Anastasija Sevastova.
Sharapova, the five-time Grand Slam champion lost 5-7, 6-4, 6-2.
As cited by AFP, she said: "Reflecting back on the week, I can be happy.
"It has been a really great ride. Ultimately, I can take a lot from this week."
"It's great to get that major out of the way", the 30-year-old 2006 US Open winner added.
"I'm thankful for the opportunity. I did my best and I can be proud of that."
16th-seeded Sevastova of Latvia commented on the outcome of the match, saying: “[Sharapova] played unbelievable throughout the first and second set and I just kept fighting, running for every ball.
"I was confident. I was feeling it. But still you have to beat her. She was playing one of the best matches here.”
Meanwhile, seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams advanced to the US Open quarter-finals after defeating Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.