Sharapova knocked out of Moscow event in first round

The Russian was ousted by Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova, two days after winning her first WTA title since her 15-month doping ban.

Maria Sharapova was defeated 7-6 (7/3), 6-4.   -  AP

Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova was beaten 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 in the first round of the Kremlin Cup tournament in Moscow by Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova on Tuesday.

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The former World No. 1 had on Sunday won her first title since serving a 15-month doping ban when she triumphed in the Tianjin Open.

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