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Sharapova Wins in France

Posted May. 27, 2009 09:02,   


Maria Sharapova of Russia shouts for joy yesterday after defeating 64th-ranked Anastasiya Yakimova of Belarus 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 at the first round of French Open in Paris. Sharapova, ranked 102nd because of a long layoff due to injuries, will compete against No. 11 Nadia Petrova of Russia for a place in the last 32.