Miamai Masters: Sharapova cruises into Round Four

Mar 26, 2013, 09:18 IST | AFP

Third-seeded Russian Maria Sharapova beat compatriot Elena Vesnina 6-4, 6-2 on Sunday to book her fourth-round berth at the Miami ATP Masters and WTA tournament

Sharapova, who won the title last week at Indian Wells, will next take on Czech Klara Zakopalova for a quarter-final.

Russia’s Maria Sharapova celebrates a point against Elena Vesnina during the Miami WTA event in Florida on Sunday. Pic/AFP 

The Russian star has never won the Miami title, although she’s reached the final four times.

In hot, humid, windy weather, Vesnina started strong, breaking Sharapova to take a 3-1 lead in the opening set. Sharapova responded by winning 11 of the next 14 games to secure a straight-sets victory.

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