Maria Sharapova began her French Open title
defense with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over 42nd-ranked Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan
on Monday. The Russian never faced a single break point on her serve
during the 54 minute encounter. A year
ago, Sharapova won the championship at Roland Garros to complete a
career Grand Slam, adding to her titles from Wimbledon in 2004, the U.S.
Open in 2006, and the Australian Open in 2008.