Sharapova, Wozniacki into Wimbledon last 16

Former champion Maria Sharapova surged into the fourth round at Wimbledon with a 6-2, 6-3 win over unseeded Czech Klara Zakopalova on Saturday.

updated: June 25, 2011 19:38 IST
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London: Former champion Maria Sharapova eased into the Wimbledon last 16 on Saturday, thriving on the same Court Two which was so bitterly criticised by title rival Serena Williams.

Fifth seed Sharapova, the 2004 champion, saw off Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-3 and will tackle China's Peng Shuai for a place in the quarter-finals.

"I haven't been past the fourth round for a few years so I am happy to get where I am. I hope to go one step further and even more," said Sharapova.

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