Maria Sharapova Rallies to Reach US Open Third Round

Maria Sharapova came from a set down to beat Alexandra Dulgheru 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in second round.

updated: August 28, 2014 09:11 IST
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Maria Sharapova, of Russia, returns a shot to Alexandra Dulgheru, of Romania.

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New York: French Open champion Maria Sharapova produced a gritty, three-set victory over Alexandra Dulgheru on Wednesday to reach the third round of the US Open.

The fifth-seeded Russian, one of the day's headliners along with Australian Open winner Stan Wawrinka and five-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams, kept the star-quotient up on a day that saw two-time defending women's champion Serena Williams along with top men Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray all having a day off.

Venus Williams was to open the night session, taking on Timea Bacsinszky for a place in the third round.

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