PARIS – Maria Sharapova got off to a quick start at the French Open, winning her first-round match 6-0, 6-0 in 48 minutes.
The second-seeded Sharapova never gave 78th-ranked Alexandra Cadantu of Romania a chance Tuesday, compiling an 18-0 edge in winners. Sharapova won 51 points and lost only 18.
The Russian is trying to complete a career Grand Slam by winning the championship at Roland Garros. She has won three major titles but never been to a final at the French Open.
The 22-year-old Cadantu has never beaten someone ranked in the top 60, falling to 0-6 in such matches. She's also now 0-2 in Grand Slam matches.