(G.N.S) Dt. 21 Melbourne Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova crashed out in straight sets in the first round of the Australian Open. The former world number one Sharapova was defeated by 19th seed Donna Vekić of Croatia 6.3, 6.4. Sharapova, the 2008 champion, received a wildcard. She is constantly battling for form and fitness after returning from a ban imposed on consumption of a banned drug. Last year, she could not play
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