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Tennis: Sharapova dominates in Brisbaneon return from injury

Published on Dec 30, 2013 8:37 PM
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Tennis player Maria Sharapova of Russia hits a forehand during her first round match against Caroline Garcia of France at the Brisbane International tennis tournament at the Patrick Rafter Arena, Brisbane, on Dec 30, 2013. Sharapova returned after four months out injured with a completely dominant 6-3, 6-0 victory over France's Caroline Garcia in the opening round of the Brisbane International on Monday, Dec 30, 2013. -- PHOTO: AFP

(REUTERS) - Maria Sharapova returned after four months out injured with a completely dominant 6-3, 6-0 victory over France's Caroline Garcia in the opening round of the Brisbane International on Monday.

The world No.4 showed no signs of the shoulder injury which has kept her off court since the Western and Southern Open in August, as she raced into the second round in 64 minutes on the Pat Rafter arena.

"I was pretty sick of the off-season and I was ready to get going," a beaming Sharapova said on court.

"I missed the game, I wanted to come out here and really perform well and I tried to do that."

 
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