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Maria Sharapova rallies for second-round win at U.S. Open
Maria Sharapova rallies for second-round win at U.S. Open

Maria Sharapova is a hugely talented tennis player and the queen of quirkiness. Also of perseverance. Both latter attributes were greatly in evidence Wednesday in her second-round victory at the U.S. Open, where she beat Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. The match took 2 hours 38 minutes. It included 46 unforced errors and nine double faults from Sharapova, who made up for those by hitting 34 winners. Dulgheru, ranked 96th, made 36 unforced errors of her own and had 14 winners. Even when Sharapova lost the first set, there was entertainment value in the inevitability that she would win. That's based on more than just her No. 6 world ranking or No. 5 seeding here;...

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