Maria Sharapova Stuttgart open – CWEB.com
Maria Sharapova returned to competition in Stuttgart on Wednesday and stormed past Roberta Vinci for her first win since the Australian Open in 2016.
The five-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1 beat Roberta Vinci 7-5, 6-3 in the opening round of the Porsche Grand Prix.
“It was the best feeling in the world,” Sharapova said about stepping on court again for a professional match. “I have been waiting for this a long time.”
Delighted! Great comeback against a top-class clay-court player like Vinci. Wonderful serving by Maria and lots of winners. <3