Jie Zheng v Maria Sharapova Live
Second womens seed Maria Sharapova of Russia will be up against Chinese player Jie Zheng in their third round match at the French Open 2013.
This follows a couple of easy victories for Sharapova in her first couple of matches, including a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Eugenie Bouchard in her previous encounter.
Incidentally in her first round match, Sharapova lost only 3 games in her easy win over Hsieh Su-wei.
She will be up against Zheng, whose form has been reasonably good this tournament. In her first round she overcame Vesna Dolonc 6-4, 6-1 before dropping only four games in her straight set win over Melanie Oudin in the second round.
The two have played each other four times. On three different occasions, Maria Sharapova has run away to wins including the two matches in 2010
However Zheng can take heart from the fact that he defeated Sharapova in the third round at the Indian Wells Masters in 2010.
What Sharapova will need to do is to ensure she can maintain full fitness going into this encounter where she will be the favourite. She did not have a great time at the Rome Masters last week after losing in the final at the Madrid Masters before that. Jheng had managed to make it to the quarter-finals at Brussels before bowing out of the competition last week.
Tags: Maria Sharapova, Jie Zheng, French Open
Posted: 1st June 2013
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