Sharapova advances at US Open in straight sets
Four-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova advanced to the
second round of the U.S. Open with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Melinda
Czink on Monday.
The third-seeded Russian needed just 67 minutes to beat the
88th-ranked Hungarian left-hander.
Sharapova won the French Open to complete the career Grand Slam
and an Olympic silver medal this year but pulled out of hard-court
warm-up tournaments in Montreal and Cincinnati because of
Sharapova had 24 winners to eight for Czink, who has reached the
third round of a major tournament three times.