Sharapova eases past Peng to reach quarter-finals

Tuesday, 28 June 2011 00:00 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Reuters  - Maria Sharapova overpowered Peng Shuai 6-4 6-2 to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals on Monday.

The Russian fifth seed broke her Chinese opponent's serve in the ninth game and closed out the opening set to take control of the match.

Sharapova, Wimbledon champion in 2004, motored through the second set and will play top seed Caroline Woznicki or Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia in the last eight.