The second placed in the scheme of "Roland Garros" Maria Sharapova qualified for the second round. The current champion beat No26 in the scheme Samantha Stosur from Australia with 6:3, 6:4 after exactly 100 minutes on "Philippe Chatrier".
Masha records 15th victory over this rival in 17 meetings, although they played in strong wind and Sharapova continues to cough. The last time when the two played was again in Paris last year, but in a second round, when Sharapova made a turn to win against Sam with 3:6, 6:4, 6:0.
The Australian started the game good and broke for 2:1. This action has forced Masha to concentrate and she managed to make re-break. Stosur broke back, but immediately allowed a new one. At 5:3 Sharapova served for the set and managed to close it at the second opportunity after 40 minutes.
In the second set, Sharapova managed to reach the break for 4:3, after 31-year-old Samantha helped with a double fault. At 5:4 Sharapova served for the victory. She took 40:0 games and took the victory after the third match-ball after a ball out from her opponent.
The next opponent of the Russian is the No13 Lucie Safarova, who defeated Sabine Lisicki with 6:3, 7:6 (2).
Other couples of the 1/8 finals are Ana Ivanovic - Ekaterina Makarova and Elina Svitolina - Alize Cornet.