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Defending champion Sharapova routs 1st opponent at U.S. Open

Defending champion Sharapova routs 1st opponent at U.S. Open

Maria Sharapova shanked a backhand wide, prompting her opponent to leap in the air and pump her fist and smile as though she won the match _ or, indeed, the U.S. Open itself.
Uh, not quite. That little celebration by 51st-ranked Roberta Vinci of Italy was for winning one game, allowing her to narrow Sharapova's lead to 6-0, 5-1.
A few minutes later, Sharapova's 50-minute day was done and she was into the second round at the tournament where she produced her second Grand Slam title a year ago.


Updated : 2021-01-22 16:03 GMT+08:00