[Yahoo] Sharapova advances after rival withdraws (AP)

Rusty Backhand
03-31-2006, 10:31 AM
Maria Sharapova drew boos for trotting to the bathroom, while Tatiana Golovin won cheers when she limped off in defeat. The two feisty 18-year-olds waged the most dramatic match yet at the Nasdaq-100 Open. Sharapova blew a big lead, riled the crowd and won Thursday night only when Golovin was forced to retire in tears because of an ankle injury.