Result: Maria Sharapova knocks out Brit Samantha Murray

Great Britain's Samantha Murray wins just one game as she exits Wimbledon at the hands of the 2004 champion Maria Sharapova.

Maria Sharapova defeated Great Britain's Samantha Murray 6-1 6-0 to reach the second round of Wimbledon this afternoon.

Russia's Maria Sharapova reacts at match point during her women's singles first round match against Britain's Samantha Murray on day two of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 24, 2014© Getty Images

The encounter lasted for just 59 minutes and 13 games, 12 of which were won by world number five Sharapova.

The Russian won the title in London back in 2004 as a teenager, but since then has failed to get her hands on the crown for a second time. The closest she came was three years ago when she was defeated by Petra Kvitova in the final.

As for 26-year-old Murray, she had been appearing at Wimbledon for the second time in her career.

Maria Sharapova celebrates with the trophy after beating Simona Halep in the Madrid Masters final on May 11, 2014
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