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Sharapova in third round

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Friday, August 29, 2014

NEW YORK - Five-time grand slam champion Maria Sharapova survived 46 unforced errors to beat Alexandra Dulgheru and reach the US Open third round.

Fifth-seeded Sharapova, out-of-sorts early on a windy Arthur Ashe Stadium court, pulled herself together to post a 4-6 6-3 6-2 victory over the Romanian world No.95 yesterday.

The reigning French Open champion will face either 26th-seeded German Sabine Lisicki or American wildcard Madison Brengle for a place in the round of 16.

Agnieszka Radwanska's US Open woes continued as China's Peng Shuai toppled the fourth-seeded Pole 6-3 6-4 to reach the third round.

Radwanska, a former Wimbledon finalist who counts this year's Australian Open among two other grand slam semi-final appearances, had hoped to make it past the fourth round at Flushing Meadows in her ninth attempt.

In other early action, Sloane Stephens lost before the third round for the first time in four trips when upset by 96th-ranked Swede Johanna Larsson 5-7 6-4 6-2.

French 22nd seed Alize Cornet dismissed Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova 6-3 6-3 to reach the third round - matching her best US Open run.








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