Result: Maria Sharapova eases through at Wimbledon

 Maria Sharapova of Russia returns the ball during her Ladies' Singles second round match against Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland on day four of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on June 2
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Maria Sharapova breezes into the fourth round of Wimbledon with a 6-3 6-0 win over the USA's Alison Riske.

Maria Sharapova has blasted her way into the fourth round of Wimbledon with a straight-sets win over the USA's Alison Riske.

Riske surprised the Centre Court crown by breaking at the start of the opening set, but Sharapova fought back soon after to claim it 6-3.

The Russian then carried her impressive form into the second as three breaks of serve allowed her to serve out the one-sided encounter 6-3 6-0 in just over an hour.

Sharapova will now face either ninth seed Angelique Kerber or 24th seed Kirsten Flipkens for a quarter-final berth.

Maria Sharapova celebrates his win over Alize Cornet during their Australian Open third round match on January 18, 2014
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