Tennis: Maria Sharapova advances to 3rd round of Madrid Open

AP , Tuesday 5 May 2015

Maria Sharapova from Russia
Maria Sharapova from Russia celebrates her victory during her Madrid Open tennis tournament match against Mariana Duque Marino from Colombia in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, May 5, 2015 (Photo: AP)

 Maria Sharapova advanced to the third round of the Madrid Open by beating Mariana Duque-Marino of Colombia 6-1, 6-2 on Tuesday.

The third-seeded Russian broke Duque-Marino's serve four times while saving three break points on her own serve.

Fourth-seeded Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic also advanced, beating Coco Vandeweghe of the United States 6-4, 2-6, 6-3.

Also, Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic beat Varvara Lepchenko of the United States 6-4, 6-2, and Victoria Azarenka of Belarus defeated Ajla Tomljanocic of Croatia 6-3, 6-3.

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