Tennis - Error-plagued Sharapova battles into US Open third round

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Tennis - Error-plagued Sharapova battles into US Open third round
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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Maria Sharapova of Russia reacts against Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania during …

- Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova survived 46 unforced errors Wednesday 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 her 95th-ranked Romanian opponent.

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

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