Sharapova Brushes Off Injury Worries, Storms into Third Round

Maria Sharapova beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the second round of the Australian Open.

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Maria Sharapova. (Photo: AP)

Maria Sharapova declared herself free from the worry of a forearm injury after charging into the Australian Open third round on Wednesday.

The fifth seeded Russian had to pull out of the leadup Brisbane International with a sore left forearm but was in full flight in a 6-2, 6-1 rout of the unseeded Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich.

Sharapova struck 22 winners and four aces.

Yeah, I feel pretty good. I felt I was more confident with my left hand today.

Maria Sharapova

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