Wimbledon: Sharapova, Serena In Second Round

Former champions Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams both eased into the women’s second round at the Wimbledon Open.
Sharapova, the 2004 champion and fifth seed, beat Britain’s world number 247 Samantha Murray 6-1, 6-0 in 58 minutes.
Serena Williams, the top seed and five-time champion, overcame compatriot and world number 113 Anna Tatishvili in straight sets of 6-1 and 6-2.
But seventh seed Jelena Jankovic, who partnered Jamie Murray to mixed doubles victory in 2007, was ousted in straight sets by world number 42 Kaia Kanepi. The Estonian, who reached the quarter-finals last year, won 6-3 6-2.
Sharapova, who will next face Switzerland’s Timea Bacsinszky, was pleased to be off to a flying start on the grass after finishing her clay-court season by winning her second French Open title.
“It’s such a quick turnaround”, she said.
“You just want to be physically rested but also have enough preparation and practice going into Wimbledon; it’s a thin line. But I’ve recovered mentally and physically”.

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