Maria Sharapova is all business at Wimbledon

Last updated 06:34 27/06/2014
Maria Sharapova
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TOO EASY: Maria Sharapova cruised into the third round at Wimbledon after overcoming qualifier Timea Bacsinszky in straight sets.

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Maria Sharapova put in a business-like performance to cast aside qualifier Timea Bacsinszky 6-2 6-1 in only an hour on her way to the third round at Wimbledon.

The fifth seed showed the sort of ruthless precision that won her the French Open title this month. She broke Bacsinszky's serve five times this morning (NZT), forcing her Swiss opponent to scramble left and right to retrieve powerful groundstrokes.

Sharapova, the world's highest-earning sportswoman, moved with economical ease on Court One and has completed two rounds for the loss of only four games.

The 27-year-old Russian, bidding for a second Wimbledon title 10 years after her first, meets American world No.44 Alison Riske in Sunday's third round.

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