Sharapova wins second set in 20 minutes
TOKYO -- Maria Sharapova recovered from a slow start to beat Venezuela's Maria Vento-Kabchi 7-6, 6-0 at the Pan Pacific Open on Wednesday.
Last year's U.S. Open winner, Svetlana Kuznetsova, trounced Swiss qualifier Marie-Gayanay Mikaelian 6-3, 6-1 to join her fellow Russian in the last eight of the $1.3 million event.
Sharapova struggled initially in her first match since losing to Serena Williams in last week's Australian Open semifinals.
Sharapova, last year's Wimbledon champion, ...
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