25 Jun '11, 3pm

Tennis: Sharapova, Wozniacki into Wimbledon last 16

Tennis: Sharapova, Wozniacki into Wimbledon last 16

LONDON: Former champion Maria Sharapova eased into the Wimbledon last 16 on Saturday, thriving on the same Court Two which was so bitterly criticised by title rival Serena Williams. Fifth seed Sharapova, the 2004 champion, saw off Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-3 and will tackle China's Peng Shuai for a place in the quarter-finals. "I haven't been past the fourth round for a few years so I am happy to get where I am. I hope to go one step further and even more," said Sharapova. "It's great to be in the second week. The opponents will get tougher but raising your level is what it's all about at the Grand Slams." Peng, the only Chinese player left in the draw after the second round exits of French Open winner Li Na and Zheng Jie, reached the fourth round for the first time with a 6-2, 7-6 (7/5) win over unseeded Hungarian Melinda Czink. Top seed Caroline Wozni...

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