Maria Sharapova reaches Paris quarters
PARIS -- Maria Sharapova beat Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa 6-3, 6-1 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Open GDF Suez.
The top-seeded Russian said the court was faster than expected after she hit 19 winners to 10 for Scheepers, who struggled with her serve and had eight double-faults.
"It's just faster than what we played on the last couple of months. In Fed Cup, it was fairly slow," said Sharapova, who won her singles match in Russia's 3-2 win over Spain last weekend.
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