Aus Open 2016: Maria Sharapova vs Aliaksandra Sasnovich day 3 result, recap, replay highlights score and reaction. Sharapova sweeps into third round No.5 seed in imperious touch as she dismisses Aliaksandra Sasnovich at Rod Laver Arena.
Maria Sharapova? Sure, she’s spent the majority of her life living stateside, but a strong connection to the NFL? It’s not exactly her thing.
Still only 28, the Russian is a comparative veteran of the tour, having turned professional 15 years ago. Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich would have been the last to suggest Sharapova might be at the tail-end of her career though, after being on the wrong end of a 6-2 6-1 shellacking under the roof of Rod Laver Arena on.