Sharapova, Mauresmo win as rain hampers Wimbledon

Updated: July 1, 2007, 1:25 AM ET
Associated Press

WIMBLEDON, England -- Maria Sharapova just wanted it to end.

Raindrops were falling, her opponent was complaining, and Sharapova suddenly encountered some trouble as she tried to close out her third-round match at Wimbledon.

Showers wiped out most action at the All England Club on Saturday, and it was drizzling when 2004 champion Sharapova finally finished her 6-3, 6-3 victory despite the animated protests of No. 26-seeded Ai Sugiyama that it was too slick to play.


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