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Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova win

Updated: May 15, 2013, 6:16 PM ET
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ROME -- Rafael Nadal began his bid for a seventh Rome title by cruising past local hope Fabio Fognini of Italy 6-1, 6-3 in just 61 minutes, and two-time defending champion Maria Sharapova eased past Spanish qualifier Garbine Muguruza 6-2, 6-2 at the Italian Open.

Meanwhile, rising Polish player Jerzy Janowicz upset eighth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 7-6 (5) then celebrated by ripping his shirt apart, showing off his muscular physique.

This tournament is a key clay-court warm-up ...

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