Sharapova wins all-Russian match at Wimbledon

June 21, 2011 - 2:29 PM
Britain Wimbledon Tennis

Russia's Maria Sharapova reacts during the first round match against Russia's Anna Chakvetadze at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, Tuesday, June 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Former champion Maria Sharapova moved into the second round at Wimbledon on Tuesday, winning an all-Russian match against Anna Chakvetadze 6-2, 6-1.

The No. 52-ranked Chakvetadze managed to break once in the second set but was otherwise outclassed by her sixth-seeded opponent in just over an hour.

Sharapova, who won the tournament in 2004 but hasn't gone beyond the fourth round since 2006, is the only former champion in the women's tournament other than Venus and Serena Williams.