Tennis ace beats Moto2 racer

Sony Ericsson Challenge pits Maria Sharapova against Spanish Moto2 rider Fonsi Nieto

IN a contest of speed Maria Sharapova bested Fonsi Nieto and his Moriwaki Moto2 in a 100-metre race.

The Russian tennis beauty was able to serve at a speed of 173km/h over 100-metres, compared to Fonsi covering the short stretch in 165km/h on his Honda CBR600 engined Moriwaki Moto2 racer.

Speaking after her triumph at the Sony Ericsson event in Madrid, Maria commented that her better speed was accomplished due to the start speed of the motorbike.

(Looks like Fonsi needs to get practicing his starts)