Sharapova spoils British party at Wimbledon
Maria Sharapova overcame Briton Laura Robson and a partisan crowd on Number One court to reach the...
overcame Briton Laura Robson and a partisan crowd on Number One court to
reach the Wimbledon third round on Friday.
The Russian former champion won
7-6 6-3 but the 17-year-old Robson, world number 254, delighted the
home fans by roaring into a 4-1 lead in the first set.
seed Sharapova grew increasingly tetchy as the crowd sensed a huge
upset but she fought back to force a tiebreak which she won 7-4.
Robson continued to produce the odd brilliant winner but she could not
live with Sharapova's power and the Russian completed victory in one
hour 48 minutes.