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Sharapova advances to second round

sports Updated: Jun 22, 2010 22:34 IST

Maria Sharapova has advanced to the second round at Wimbledon by beating fellow Russian Anastasia Pivovarova 6-1, 6-0 in 54 minutes.

Playing on Tuesday on Court 2, Sharapova hit 15 winners and lost only seven of 37 points on her serve.

Pivovarova was playing on grass for the first time. She lost in qualifying and made the tournament as a lucky loser after another player withdrew. Sharapova, the 2004 champion, is seeded 16th. She is 18-5 this year with two tournament titles.