MELBOURNE, Australia  | The Latest: Sharapova routs qualifier at Australian Open

13Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

MELBOURNE, Australia  — January 13, 2019—  The Latest on Monday at the Australian Open: (all times local):

12:20 p.m.

Maria Sharapova got out of the Melbourne heat as quickly as she could, needing just 63 minutes to beat British qualifier Harriet Dart 6-0, 6-0 in the first match on Rod Laver Arena at this year’s Australian Open.

Sharapova, who wore an ice collar during breaks to help alleviate the 30 degree Celsius (86 Fahrenheit) temperature, was making her 15th appearance at the season-opening major.

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