Sharapova failed on the start of Indian Wells
Two-time champion Maria Sharapova (Russia) dropped out in the first round of the strong tennis tournament in Indian Wells (USA) with a prize pool of 2, 87 million dollars.
The former number 1 in the world has made too many slight mistakes, showing sluggish instability and loss of 20-year-old Japanese Naomi Osaka with 4:6, 4:6 in 97 minutes. Osaka, who ranked 44th in the world rankings or three places behind the Russian, won 75 per cent of points in the second serve of his rival and did not succumb to the tension at key moments, which proved decisive. The Japanese started strong and led 4:1, but Sharapova, 30, managed to equalize for 4:4. Osaka made a breakthrough in the tenth game with which he took the first set.
In the second part, the Asian doubled with a breakthrough, but the Russian squared. At 4:5, the five-time Grand Slam champion missed a gameball, and then Osaka came to a break with which he won. `I knew Sharapova would fight for every point because I watched her when I was a little, it was an honor to play with her. ` I try to repeat that I do not have toI`m giving up and fighting for every ball to be equivalent, and in this game from pay for football tips I showed psychic stability, because it has often happened before, when I was led and overtaken, not to deal with the situation, `said the Japanese.
Sharapova, winner of Indian Wells in 2006 and 2013, dropped into a second consecutive tournament in the first round after the Doha race last month. Osaka will play in the second round against the number 31 Agnieszka Radvanska (Poland). Christina Pliskova from the Czech Republic with a 6:4, 7:6 (5) victory over China`s In-In Dwan qualifier and her next rival will be the champion in the circuit and champion in 2015 Simona Halep (Romania). Sacchiya Vickery (USA) took 6:3, 6:4 over Juventus Bushar (Canada), and in the second round he will play against Garbie Mougrussa (Spain).
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