[Yahoo] Sharapova reaches third round at DFS (AP)

Rusty Backhand
06-07-2005, 08:16 PM
Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova defeated Anne Kremer 6-3, 6-0 Tuesday in her first singles match on grass in 11 months, and reached the third round of the DFS Classic. Sharapova, who won this tournament last year en route to her Wimbledon title, said she enjoyed being back on grass. ``I tried to hit as freely as possible, even if it meant a few mistakes,'' Sharapova said.