French Open 2014: Maria Sharapova breaks no sweat, coasts to the second round

Maria Sharapova

Seventh seed Maria Sharapova had an easy first round defeating fellow country-woman Ksenia Pervak 6-1, 6-2 at the French Open 2014. With few drizzles helping the 2012 French Open champion and 2013 finalist gain an upper hand against Ksenia Pervak. Maria Sharapova needed just above an hour to move to the second round at the Stade Roland Garros.

Playing on the Philippe Chatrier of the Roland Garros, Maria Sharapova stepped on the red surface in style wearing a pale pink outfit. Looking every inch the diva she is known for, seventh seed Sharapova displayed an even better show hitting 17 winners compared to Pervak’s four. Sharapova constantly broke Pervak’s service game on five occasions. Sharapova took the first set in just 27 minutes. She also took an early lead in the second set and closed the match as Pervak hit a shot long.

Maria Sharapova would next meet Bulgarian player Tsvetana Pironkova in the second round. She is expected to play defending champion Serena Williams in the quater-finals who beat her in last year’s French Open finals. Maria Sharapova is coming off great wins at Rome and Madrid.