Former Australian Open winner Maria Sharapova continued her marauding form in handing out a 6-2, 6-1 thrashing to Sweden's Rebecca Peterson, on Wednesday, and set up a blockbuster third-round showdown with defending champion Caroline Wozniacki.
The Russian 30th seed, who was suspended for 15 months for taking banned drug meldonium in 2016, broke her 23-year-old opponent twice in the opening set and peppered the court with powerful groundstrokes in a superb display of hitting.
Sharapova, who beat Harriet Dart 6-0, 6-0 in her opening round, won seven consecutive games to take a 4-0 lead in the second set before world number 64 Peterson could get on the board. The Russian did not face a single breakpoint in the match and sealed it in 71 minutes with a third break in the set.
In a clash of former world number one players, the five-time Grand Slam winner will next meet Dane Wozniacki, who eased past Johanna Larsson 6-1, 6-3 earlier in the day.