Tennis: Sharapova beats Garcia, reaches quarterfinals of Madrid Open

AP , Wednesday 6 May 2015

Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova from Russia waves after defeating Caroline Garcia from France after their Madrid Open tennis tournament match in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. (Photo: AP)

Maria Sharapova advanced to the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open by beating Caroline Garcia of France 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 Wednesday.

The third-seeded Russian, the defending champion who is making her sixth appearance at the Madrid tournament, broke her opponent's serve five times but was broken three times.

Also, fourth-seeded Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia 6-1, 6-4 and Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania beat Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-4.

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