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Tennis: Sharapova cruises into 2nd round at Wimbledon

Sharapova completed a career Grand Slam by winning her first French Open title this month

AP, Monday 25 Jun 2012
Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova of Russia returns a shot during a first round women's singles match against Anastasia Rodionova of Australia at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England, Monday, June 25, 2012. (Photo: AP)
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French Open champion Maria Sharapova picked up right where she left off at Roland Garros, cruising into the second round at Wimbledon on Monday by beating Anastasia Rodionova of Australia 6-2, 6-3.

The top-ranked Sharapova completed a career Grand Slam by winning her first French Open title this month. She's looking for her second title at the All England club after winning as a 17-year-old in 2004 and losing in the final to Petra Kvitova last year.

She had little trouble getting past Rodionova on Centre Court, breaking the Australian five times - although she was broken once in each set, including when trying to serve out the match at 5-1 in the second. She seized her next chance, however, clinching the victory with an ace.

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