Found January 20, 2013 on Tennis Grand Stand:
Ample reason has Sharapova to smile after four overwhelming victories. In the wake of her statement triumph over Venus Williams, world #2 Maria Sharapova faced the challenge of avoiding complacency as she prepared for a fourth-round encounter with the unremarkable Kirsten Flipkens.  At first, that challenge did seem to trouble an inconsistent, uninspired Russian, who struggled through a few protracted games.  Once she settled into the match, though, Sharapova added a breadstick and a bagel to the waffles of Belgian bakeries by dispatching Flipkens 6-1 6-0. Battling through three deuces, Flipkens needed several game points to light up the scoreboard with an encouraging “1” next to her name—more than two of Sharapova’s three previous opponents had accomplished.  That encouraging start stemmed in part from a slightly scratchy series of groundstrokes by the second seed, who missed two routine inside-out forehands.  Once she stepped to the service notch, however, Sharapova produced a con...
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