facebook
twitter
search
search

Sharapova, Mauresmo win at Wimbledon

June 26, 2007 at 3:52 PM

WIMBLEDON, England, June 26 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Maria Sharapova and defending champion Amelie Mauresmo each notched straight-set first-round victories Tuesday at Wimbledon.

Sharapova got past Yung-Jan Chan 6-1, 7-5 in her first match of the 2007 grass-court Grand Slam tournament. Sharapova won the Wimbledon women's title in 2004.

Mauresmo, who missed much of the spring recovering from an appendectomy but still seeded fourth this year, faced just one break point and blitzing Jamea Jackson 6-1, 6-3.

Also Tuesday, third-seeded Jelena Jankovic was extremely sharp in a 6-2, 6-0 romp over Anne Keothavong while eighth-seeded Anna Chakvetadze dumped Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3 and No. 10-seeded Daniela Hantuchova needed just 40 minutes to eliminate Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-0, 6-1.

No. 23-seeded Venus Williams rallied from a 2-6, 0-2 deficit to defeat Alla Kudryavtseva 2-6, 6-3, 7-5.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Tiger Woods' playing partner Steve Stricker wants the 'old Tiger back'
Texas Rangers' Hamilton promises cautious approach
San Antonio Spurs, Leonard agree to 5-year, $90M deal
New Orleans Pelicans, Anthony Davis agree to 5-year, $145M extension
Sale ties record, Chicago White Sox out-duel St. Louis Cardinals