Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova defeated Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia in the first round of the tennis tournament in Beijing, the prize Fund which amounts to almost 6.4 million dollars.
Sharapova, who received from organizers wild card, at the start of the competition defeated Sevastova in three sets with a score 7:6, 5:7, 7:6. The match lasted more than three hours.
Thus, Sharapova took revenge Sevastopol for the defeat in the fourth round of the US Open in 2017.
Mary’s opponent in the second round of the Beijing tournament will be either compatriot Ekaterina Makarova, or American Jennifer Brady, got into the main draw from qualifying.