Miami WTA: Sharapova eases into third round

Updated: 23 March 2013 09:02 IST

She next faces Russian Elena Vesnina, a 6-4, 6-2 winner over Croatian Donna Vekic.

Miami WTA: Sharapova eases into third round

Miami, Florida:

Maria Sharapova shook off a lengthy rain delay and a mid-match power outage to beat Canadian Eugenie Bouchard 6-2, 6-0 on Friday in her second-round opener at the Miami ATP Masters and WTA tournament.

The third-seeded Russian, who moved up to No. 2 in the world on Monday after her triumph at Indian Wells, needed less than an hour to get past wild card Bouchard on a day when rain had stopped play in earlier matches for three hours.

The contest was halted briefly when a power outage caused the floodlights to go out.

She next faces Russian Elena Vesnina, a 6-4, 6-2 winner over Croatian Donna Vekic.



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