[Yahoo] Sharapova wins opener in Seoul

Rusty Backhand
09-28-2004, 02:01 PM
Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova beat Emmanuelle Gagliardi of Switzerland 6-1, 6-3 Tuesday in the first round of the Korea Open. Sharapova next faces Japan's Miho Saeki, who won her first tour match in two years by defeating U.S. qualifier Sunitha Rao 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (5). Two seeded players were eliminated.