Result: Maria Sharapova cruises into third round in Madrid

Result: Sharapova cruises into third round in Madrid
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Maria Sharapova books her place in the third round of the Madrid Open thanks to a straight-sets win over Christina McHale.

Maria Sharapova has booked her place in the third round of the Madrid Open thanks to a straight-sets win over Christina McHale.

The number two seed began the first set strongly and wasted no time clinching it 6-1, breaking the American twice.

The 26-year-old continued her dominance in the second set, despite losing one service game, winning 6-2 to seal the match in just over an hour's play.

Sharapova will face Sabine Lisicki in the third round.

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