Indian Wells: Sharapova, Radwanska, Kvitova enter Round 3

Sharapova, the 2006 champion in the California desert event and runner-up last year to Victoria Azarenka, advanced to a third-round match against Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro, a 6-1, 6-1 winner over Silvia Soler-Espinosa.

updated: March 09, 2013 16:38 IST
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Indian Wells, USA: Maria Sharapova didn't need too much time out in the chilly wind at Indian Wells on Friday, sweeping into the third round with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Francesca Schiavone. Former Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova also advanced.

The second-seeded Russian dropped her first service game as they traded breaks in the first three games, then settled in to seal the victory in just 61 minutes.

"Once I started being a little bit more aggressive I felt like I had an edge on her," Sharapova said.

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  • Tennis
  • Agnieszka Radwanska
  • Petra Kvitova
  • Maria Sharapova
  • Novak Djokovic