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  • Wednesday, May, 2017| Today's Market | Current Time: 07:59:33
  • Sharapova wins 1st match on her return from 15 month ban

    Former world number one Maria Sharapova made a winning comeback to the tour on Wednesday following her 15-month doping ban, sharapova 300x168 Sharapova wins 1st match on her return from 15 month banbeating Italian Roberta Vinci in straight sets in the first round of the Stuttgart Grand Prix.

    The 30-year-old Russian, a three-times winner on Stuttgart’s clay courts, received a controversial wild card for the German tournament, having had no ranking points after more than a year out following her suspension.

    She had a nervous start in front of a supportive crowd but quickly found her strokes and her trademark shrieks to power past the world number 36, 7-5 6-3 and set up a second-round clash against fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova.