Tennis-Sharapova makes fluent start at Wimbledon

Reuters

Tue, 21 Jun 20:18:00 2011

Former champion Maria Sharapova made a fluent start to her Wimbledon campaign with a 6-2 6-1 win over Anna Chakvetadze in the first round on Tuesday.

The Russian fifth seed and former world number one continued the form which brought her this year's Italian Open title to book her place in the second round.

Sharapova, who won Wimbledon in 2004 and has three grand slam titles to her name, never allowed her compatriot Chakvetadze to settle and produced some trademark booming groundstrokes to ease into the next round.

 

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