Brisbane International: Maria Sharapova cruises to easy win in comeback match

Caroline Garcia of France had no answer to a ruthless Maria Sharapova who crushed her 6-3, 6-0 in just a little over an hour.

updated: December 30, 2013 18:33 IST
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Brisbane: Russia's Maria Sharapova marked her comeback from injury with a straight sets demolition of Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia in the first round of the Brisbane International on Monday.

Sharapova had not played since a shoulder injury forced her off the tour in August, but she made up for lost time when she beat Garcia 6-3, 6-0 in just 64 minutes on Pat Rafter Arena.

"I think I was just really determined to get back on the court -- it's been a while," the third-seeded Russian said.

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