SYDNEY, January 22. /TASS/. Russia’s titled tennis star and former World’s No. 1 Maria Sharapova picked up her 600th career match victory on Friday and advanced to the Australian Open fourth round.
In the third round of the first Grand Slam of this season (prize money is record $44 million), seeded-five Sharapova beat American Lauren Davis 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-0.
In the next round, Sharapova will face 12th-seeded Belinda Bencic of Switzerland.
The 28-year-old Russian tennis player has a total of 35 WTA singles and 3 doubles titles.