Sharapova stops 17-year-old Robson at Wimbledon

Wimbledon: Maria Sharapova held on to defeat British wild card Laura Robson 7-6 (4), 6-3 Friday and reach the third round at Wimbledon.

The 2004 champion at the All England Club trailed 4-1 in the first set, and then 4-2 in the tiebreaker, before rallying for the win against the 17-year-old Robson.

Sharapova is looking for her fourth Grand Slam title. The Russian also won the 2006 U.S. Open and the 2008 Australian Open.

Robson won the junior title at Wimbledon in 2008, and earned her first Grand Slam tournament victory in the first round when she beat Angelique Kerber.

Sharapova next plays Klara Zakopalova.

Bureau Report

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