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Oct 24, 2012 at 04:12pm IST

Aggressive game helped me beat Sara Errani: Maria Sharapova

Istanbul: Aggression powered Maria Sharapova to victory over Italy's Sara Errani in her opening match at the USD 4.9 million WTA championships here, the Russian said.

In a repeat of their only previous meeting in June's French Open final, Sharapova emerged victorious by a score of 6-3, 6-2 against Errani on Tuesday.

Cautious play allowed Errani to control the start of the match, when the first four games all went with serve, Sharapova said.

Aggressive game helped me beat Errani: Sharapova

Sharapova emerged victorious by a score of 6-3, 6-2 against Errani.

"It was a slow start. I gave Sara a lot of time, and that's what she likes," the world No.2 said on the WTA website.

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