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

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Tennis - Error-plagued Sharapova battles into US Open third round
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Maria Sharapova of Russia reacts against Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania during their women's singles second round match on Day Three of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 27, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP (AFP Photo/STREETER LECKA)

- 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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