Russia’s flag-bearer, Maria Sharapova, has got off to a confident start in the women’s tennis competition at the London Olympics.
Sharapova outclassed Shahar Peer of Israel is straight sets, losing just two games to her opponent, winning 6-2, 6-0.
The match was played under the retractable roof of the Wimbledon's Centre Court due to the rainy weather.
"You hear a little bit of it, but it's not a big distraction," Sharapova told AP. "When you see the schedule and you see your name on Centre Court, you know that your match is going to get done. Knowing what the weather forecast was going to be like today, I was pretty happy."
The 25-year-old will meet the winner of the match between Great Britain’s Laura Robson and Lucie Safarova in the next round on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, 22 matches on other courts were postponed, including the one involving top-seeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus.
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