[Yahoo] Hingis routs Sharapova at Pan Pacific (AP)

Rusty Backhand
02-04-2006, 05:46 AM
Martina Hingis beat top-seeded Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-1 on Saturday to advance to the finals of the Pan Pacific Open, scoring the most impressive victory of her comeback. Hingis, who entered the tournament as a wild card, relied on solid groundstrokes on her way to a win over Sharapova that took just 1 hour and 6 minutes.