Defending champion Maria Sharapova dropped just eight points on serve to ease into second round with a 6-2 6-1 win over Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-Wei.
Sharapova, who completed a career grand slam in Paris in 2012 with her Roland Garros triumph, needed just 54 minutes to see off her Taiwanese opponent, the world No.42.
The second-seeded Sharapova dictated the action and finished the match in 54-minutes on Court Suzanne Lenglen, she did not double-fault once and won 89 percent of her first-serve points.
This is what Sharapova said:
“I wanted to finish tonight; it was a good decision to switch courts especially when I saw the guys were still playing.”