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Aggressive Sharapova eliminates holder Wozniacki

Aggressive Sharapova eliminates holder Wozniacki
Tennis - Australian Open - Third Round - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 18, 2019. Russia's Maria Sharapova celebrates after winning the match against Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki. REUTERS/Aly Song   -   Copyright  ALY SONG(Reuters)
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By Sudipto Ganguly

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Maria Sharapova scorched the Rod Laver Arena with her aggressive tennis to eliminate defending Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-4 4-6 6-3 in the third round on Friday.

Five-times Grand Slam champion Sharapova, who won her last major at the 2014 French Open, hit 37 winners against 10 from her opponent and converted her second matchpoint to set up a fourth round clash with local hope Ashleigh Barty.

(Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly; editing by Amlan Chakraborty)

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