Sharapova into French Open last 16

Updated: May 29, 2011, 17:59 PM IST

Paris: Former world number one Maria Sharapova cruised into the fourth round of the French Open with a hard-hitting 6-2, 6-3 victory over Taiwan`s Chan Yung-jan on Saturday.

Wearing a chic chick yellow dress on court Philippe Chatrier, the Russian seventh seed, once voted the most fashionable player on and off the court, powered to a 4-0 lead and there was no stopping her from then on.

Sharapova, who needs to win the French Open to complete a career grand slam, will take on Polish 12th seed Agnieszka Radwanska, who beat Belgian Yanina Wickmayer 6-4, 6-4.

Bureau Report