Maria Sharapova advances
STUTTGART, Germany -- Second-ranked Maria Sharapova began her clay court season on Wednesday by reaching the quarterfinals of the Porsche Grand Prix when her opponent Alize Cornet of France retired with a shoulder injury.
The Russian was leading 6-3, 1-0 when qualifier Cornet quit because of the right shoulder injury.
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Ivanovic led 5-3 in the first set and held three set points on Barthel's serve. But the German wild card saved two and then fired an ace to turn the match around.
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