Re: How badly will Maria Sharapova's 1st round match hurt her later in the tournament?
I don't think it will affect her. She'll have a day of rest, face another nobody (most likely at night, or at least in a covered area), and go on her merry way. Yuri also has a way of asserting Sharapova's mental state, so I pity Rodionova for the beating she'll have.
It would only catch up to her, I think, if she has a few more matches like this first one. Otherwise she'll be fine. I always thought, should they both live to seeding, Clijsters would take Sharapova out in the semifinal anyway.