No. 11 seed, Maria Sharapova of Russia, was sent packing after the first round of the 2010 WTA Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open being played in Madrid, Spain this week by No. 30 ranked Lucie Safarova. It was a straight sets match for 23-year-old Safarova from the Czech Republic.
It is the first time these two have met on court. Sharapova undoubtedly didn’t like this introduction.
It was Sharapova’s first match since March, when she was sidelined by a right elbow bone bruise. After the match, Sharapova said: “It’s a struggle trying to find the rhythm… I thought