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French Open: Easy win for Sharapova

BY: ESPN.co.uk

Maria Sharapova cruised into the second round of the French Open with a 6-1 6-2 victory over fellow Russian Ksenia Pervak.

Rain in Paris held up play for an hour, and that was almost exactly the time it took Sharapova to dispatch Pervak on a damp Court Philippe Chatrier.

The 27-year-old has grown to really like clay and, until she lost to Ana Ivanovic in Rome, she had not been beaten by anyone on the surface except Serena Williams since the French Open in 2011.