Tuesday’s Set Points, WTA Beijing: Sharapova beats Makarova, Halep next in 3rd round blockbuster

Maria Sharapova and Ekaterina Makarova opened Tuesday’s proceedings on the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing. Sharapova maintained her 100% record against Makarova, recording an eighth consecutive victory, 6-4 4-6 6-1. Sharapova served up six double faults in the opening set, yet was lethal on return, breaking Makarova’s serve four times. Makarova rallied in the second…