Maria Sharapova reached the last eight of the Stuttgart WTA tournament on Thursday with a convincing 6-4, 6-3 win over fellow-Russian Anastasia Pavlychenkova.
Russia's Maria Sharapova returns the ball to Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in their match at the WTA Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, southwestern Germany, on April 24, 2014. Sharapova won 6-4, 6-3.
It was in stark contrast to her struggles of the previous day when she needed three tie-breaks and almost three-and-a-half hours to defeat Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic in a first round tie.
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