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Maria Sharapova loses Kremlin Cup in Moscow

Maria Sharapova loses Kremlin Cup:

Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova slammed out in the first round of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow

on Tuesday, losing in straight sets to Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova.

Rybarikova, seeded eighth, defeated the previous world number one 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 out of 60 minutes, 53 minutes

to level her no holds barred record with Sharapova at one all.

Sharapova was showing up before her home fans only 48 hours subsequent to asserting the Tianjin Open,

her initially title since returning in April from a 15-month doping boycott.

The Kremlin Cup was the world number 57’s eighth special case welcome since testing positive for the prohibited substance meldonium in mid 2016.

“I contended energetically today as I truly needed to demonstrate my best in Moscow following a 10-year break,” the 30-year-old said.

Maria Sharapova

“On the off chance that it hadn’t been the Kremlin Cup I most likely wouldn’t have come to play in some other occasion in the wake of playing five matches in five days in China.

“Physically I believed I was well however it appears that it wasn’t sufficient to win today.

“She (Rybarikova) played truly shrewd tennis. She played skilfully, running for each and every ball.”

The match exchanged breaks late in the opening set, which Bratislava occupant Rybarikova took in a tiebreak following 60 minutes, seven minutes on court.

The second set was right around a duplicate of the in the first place, with Rybarikova softening up the tenth amusement to take the set and the match.

“It was exceptionally troublesome for me, since it felt like the Fed Cup. It’s totally typical, Maria is a gigantic

whiz here and she’s a genuine champion,” said Rybarikova, who is looking for her fifth vocation WTA title this week.

“I’m upbeat that I experienced this match, and it’s useful for my certainty. I’m extremely content with that,” she added.​

Maria Sharapova is thumped out of the Kremlin Cup in the first cycle, two Rybarikova achieved the Wimbledon semi-finals this year, losing
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