Maria Sharapova beats Ekaterina Makarova in Madrid Open

World number nine Maria Sharapova beat fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova 6-3 3-6 6-1 to book a place in round three on the clay courts at the Madrid Open.

The 24-year-old eighth seed, whose most recent title was at Strasbourg in May 2010, broke Makarova three times and dropped serve only once in the match.

Second seed Vera Zvonareva plays Swiss veteran Patti Schnyder later on Monday.

In the men’s, ninth seed Gael Monfils beat Ivo Karlovic 6-3 7-6 and Michael Llodra and Marin Cilic also progressed.