Maria Sharapova of Russia hits a return to Paula Ormaechea of Argentina during their women's singles match at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Paris - Maria Sharapova reached the last 16 of the French Open on Friday with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Argentina's Paula Ormaechea.

The seventh seed and tournament favourite since the ousting of the top three seeds will play 2011 US Open champion Samantha Stosur for a place in the quarter-finals.