Victoria Azarenka, Maria Sharapova advance in Madrid

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova registered easy victories against Andrea Hlavackova and Klara Zakopalova respectively to reach the third round of the Madrid Open on Tuesday.

The world number one Belarusian held off Andrea Hlavackova`s challenge to win 6-3, 7-6 after Sharapova beat Klara Zakopalova 6-4, 6-3. Azarenka will next face Ana Ivanovic in the third round clash on Wednesday.

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