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Sharapova enters Madrid Open second round

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 May 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Madrid, May 7 : Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova defeated Croatia's Mirja Lucic-Baroni here on Sunday to advance to the second round of the Madrid Open.

Sharapova, now ranked 262 in the world, defeated World No.20 Lucic-Baroni 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 in the opening round, reports Efe. The Madrid Open is the second tourment for Sharapova after she returned from a 15-month doping ban. The Russian took part in the Stuttgart Open in April, but was defeated in the semi-fils against France's Kristi Mladenovic.

Sharapova will play the second round against Cadian Eugenie Bouchard, who elimited France's Alize Cornet on Saturday. IANS

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