Tennis – Australian Open – First Spherical – Rod Laver Enviornment, Melbourne, Australia, January 14, 2019. Russia’s Maria Sharapova waves to spectators at her fit towards Britain’s Harriet Dart. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Former champion Maria Sharapova gave hapless Harriet Dart a 6-Zero 6-Zero shellacking to fly into the second one spherical of the Australian Open on Monday.
Within the opening fit on Rod Laver Enviornment’s heart courtroom, the 30th seed used to be in all places the British qualifier from the primary level, wrapping up the primary set in 31 mins in a barrage of energy hitting.
Dart stored two fit issues to stall Sharapova’s win however sprayed an inept volley large to fall at the 3rd.
Sharapova will play Swede Rebecca Peterson for a spot within the 3rd spherical.
Enhancing by way of Nick Mulvenney