x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Sharapova walking tall in Memphis

Maria Sharapova loses only three games on her way to the WTA Cellular South Cup title in Memphis.

Sharapova was competing in her first tournament since the Australian Open.
Sharapova was competing in her first tournament since the Australian Open.

Maria Sharapova lost only three games on her way to the WTA Cellular South Cup title in Memphis. The Russian, 22, defeated Swedish qualifier Sofia Arvidsson 6-2 6-1 to secure a 21st Tour crown in impressive style. Sharapova, competing in her first tournament since losing in the first round of the Australian Open last month, did not drop a set throughout the event. "I feel great. I came here for matches - I got five and I got the win, so it was a good week," she said."I served and returned well - two things that are very important indoors. I also did the right things against Sofia. I worked hard after the Australian Open and little by little things are coming along." * Agencies