Maria Sharapova turned a third-round match against Venus Williams at the Australian Open on Friday into a straight-set rout.
The 6-1, 6-3 victory for the lanky Russian ended with an ace at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.
“I think when we both looked at the draw, it was a matchup we were both looking forward to,” Sharapova said afterward. “I was a really determined player out there because I knew the tennis that she's capable of producing and playing. She's a tremendous athlete and a great champion.”