Sharapova eases into the second round

Updated: 22 June 2011 02:14 IST

Former champion Maria Sharapova moved into the second round at Wimbledon on Tuesday, winning an all-Russian match against Anna Chakvetadze 6-2, 6-1.

London:

Former champion Maria Sharapova moved into the second round at Wimbledon on Tuesday, winning an all-Russian match against Anna Chakvetadze 6-2, 6-1.

The No. 52-ranked Chakvetadze managed to break once in the second set but was otherwise outclassed by her sixth-seeded opponent in just over an hour.

Sharapova, who won the tournament in 2004 but hasn't gone beyond the fourth round since 2006, is the only former champion in the women's tournament other than Venus and Serena Williams.

Topics : Tennis Wimbledon 2011 Maria Sharapova Anna Chakvetadze
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