Just two minutes for Sharapova to win

ENGLAND - Maria Sharapova needed only two minutes on court to wrap up a rain-delayed 6-3 6-4 victory over Alexa Glatch yesterday and reach the third round of the Aegon Classic.

ENGLAND - Maria Sharapova needed only two minutes on court to wrap up a rain-delayed 6-3 6-4 victory over Alexa Glatch yesterday and reach the third round of the Aegon Classic.

The player needed five points to advance in the Wimbledon warm-up tournament.

Victory over the US Fed Cup player continued Sharapova's grass court build-up to what she hopes will be another assault on the Wimbledon title in 12 days' time.

Sharapova had twice been match point up against the American on Wednesday, but with the rain beginning to pour they had had to come off with Glatch holding a point to reach 5-5. - Sapa-AFP

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