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Sharapova easy winner in 1st round at Wimbledon
Maria Sharapova of Russia plays a shot during a practice session ahead of the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Sunday June 22, 2014. The Championships start Monday June 23. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
June 24, 2014, 11:55 am

LONDON (AP) French Open champion Maria Sharapova defeated British wild-card entry Samantha Murray 6-1, 6-0 Tuesday in a first-round match at Wimbledon.

The fifth-seeded Sharapova won her first Grand Slam title at the All England club 10 years ago as a 17-year-old and added her fifth last month in a three-set win over Simona Halep at Roland Garros.

On Tuesday, Sharapova was perfect in converting all five of her break-point opportunities, while Murray failed to break the Russian's serve in the 58-minute match. Murray also had six double-faults.

Sharapova could face five-time champion Serena Williams in the quarterfinals.

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