Sharapova advances easily at French

Published June 02, 2012

| Associated Press

Maria Sharapova moved into the round of 16 at the French Open with a 6-2, 6-1 victory Saturday over Peng Shuai.

Second-seeded Sharapova, who needs a championship at Roland Garros to complete the career Grand Slam, has lost only five games in three matches so far in Paris.

Her next opponent is Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic, who defeated 22nd-seeded Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-3, 7-5.

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