[Yahoo] Sharapova tops Groenefeld at German Open (AP)

Rusty Backhand
05-04-2005, 05:46 PM
Maria Sharapova moved closer to the world's top ranking Wednesday, beating Anna-Lena Groenefeld 6-2, 6-2 at the German Open. Sharapova needs to win this tournament to take over No. 1 from Lindsay Davenport. ``You never know what to expect when you play your first match on clay, but it was a good solid performance,'' Sharapova said.