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Sharapova into 3rd round in Doha

Doha, Feb 13: Maria Sharapova easily reached the third round of the Qatar Open on Tuesday, dispatching French qualifier Caroline Garcia 6-3, 6-2.The third-ranked Russian, who won the tournament in her two previous appearances, broke

India TV News Desk [ Updated: February 13, 2013 12:54 IST ]
sharapova into 3rd round in doha
sharapova into 3rd round in doha

Doha, Feb 13: Maria Sharapova easily reached the third round of the Qatar Open on Tuesday, dispatching French qualifier Caroline Garcia 6-3, 6-2.




The third-ranked Russian, who won the tournament in her two previous appearances, broke Garcia twice go up 3-0 in the first set. Garcia won the next two games but Sharapova then broke for a third time.

The second set went with serve through the first five games until Sharapova broke to go up 4-2, and she clinched the victory when the Frenchwoman hit a forehand long.

Sharapova was joined in the third round by 11th-ranked Marion Bartoli, who downed former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone 7-6 (5), 6-3.

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