Sharapova into 2nd round
Paris - Former world number one Maria Sharapova started her French Open campaign in convincing fashion by dismissing Croatian Mirjana Lucic 6-3 6-0 to advance into the second round on Tuesday.
The Russian seventh seed, who won the Rome International this month, broke in the seventh game and never looked back.
Sharapova, wearing a yellow dress on another sunlit day on court Philippe Chatrier, produced some deft tennis and looked fully fit.
She next faces French teenager Caroline Garcia.