– Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova defeated Australian Ashleigh Barty in the first round of the tournament in Rome.
The result of the match – 7:5, 3:6, 6:2. Next opponent is M. Sharapova will be 34-ranked Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia.
The prize Fund of the competition of WTA Premier category is more than $3 million For Russia in women’s singles in addition to Sharapova continue to play Elena Vesnina, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Darya Kasatkina. The tournament was eliminated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Andy Murray.
Sharapova Monday in a rating of Female tennis Association (WTA) is a 40-th place.
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