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Sharapova shatters record; Radwanska, Ferrer advance
January 21, 2013
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MELBOURNE: Maria Sharapova enjoyed the smoothest passage to the Australian Open quarter-finals in history on Sunday as Agnieszka Radwanska, Li Na and Spanish dangerman David Ferrer also stormed through.

The irresistible world number two clocked up her fifth 6-0 set score of the first week as she blitzed Kirsten Flipkens 6-1, 6-0 to reach the quarters for the loss of just five games, smashing the tournament record.

Sharapova, the statuesque Russian who clinched the title in 2008, won her first two matches 6-0, 6-0, a double not achieved at a Grand Slam since 1985, and then floored Venus Williams 6-1, 6-3 in the third round.

Agence France-Presse
 

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