Result: Maria Sharapova into Cincinnati Masters quarter-finals

Result: Sharapova into Ohio quarters
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Maria Sharapova wins a place in the quarter-finals of the Cincinnati Masters after defeating Svetlana Kuznetsova in straight sets 6-2 6-3.

Maria Sharapova won a place in the quarter-finals of the Cincinnati Masters after defeating Svetlana Kuznetsova in straight sets.

Sharapova began the brighter and overpowered her fellow Russian to win the first set 6-2.

Kuznetsova was unable to get into her stride and conceded the second set 6-3 after being out-played by her opponent.

Sharapova will play Australian Sam Stosur in the last eight after she defeated China's Li Na in three sets.

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