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Sharapova, a Momentary Underdog, Is Hunting Wins Again

01 September 2017

Against Rodina, who came in 0-3 in Grand Slam matches and 4-13 overall this year, Bouchard made 46 unforced errors, 20 more than her victor total. "Going into a third set, that's a good position or a good feeling to have", said the 30-year-old Russian, who wore a strip of black tape on the left forearm that bothered her earlier in the month.

"It was a scrappy match but every time I step on the court here it's a special day", said the 30-year-old five-time major victor.

"It's so incredible to be able to play Maria on Arthur Ashe, hard to describe how I feel right now", Kenin said by phone Wednesday night.

Croatian fifth seed Marin Cilic, the 2014 US Open champion and last month's Wimbledon runner-up, ousted 105th-ranked American Tennys Sandgren 6-4, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. Fewer than 48 hours removed from her 2-hour 42-minute marathon victory under Monday night's bright lights, she outlasted her 29-year-old Hungarian opponent following a first set that lasted 59 minutes and two sets that went 1:51.

"I feel just a little bit rusty", Cilic said.

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Her performance Wednesday was a reminder that Williams is capable of making a deep run in a wide open women's draw and extend her resurgent 2017 into the final major of the year.

It was only in the decider that the five-time Grand Slam showed her class to clinch a 6-7 6-4 6-1 victory.

"I'm sure I'll have a chat with my team about her", Sharapova said.

The Russian revealed that she is working hard to manage her expectations of herself in her return to Grand Slam tennis following an absence due to a violation of anti-doping rules.

"I just thought this was another day, another opportunity, another match but this was so much more", Sharapova said. Sharapova insisted that she took the drug for years because of a magnesium deficiency and family history of diabetes.

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Maria Sharapova was forced to fight back from a set down to defeat Timea Babos and reach the third round of the US Open on Wednesday.

But Sharapova is here, and she does not appear ready to be an easy out.

The biggest upset in the women's draw on Wednesday came from Ekaterina Makarova a 6-2, 6-7, 6-1 victor over fifth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki.

However, the Czech was able to steal that set upon the resumption of play before Svitolina hit back to take the final set 6-3, lining up a meeting with Rodina in the process. "I'm so happy", Muguruza said.

She remains on track to face career rival Agnieszka Radwanska in the fourth round after the Pole defeated Petra Martic in straight sets to book a second-round date with Yulia Putintseva.

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Past US Open champions advancing included Venus Williams and Marin Cilic into the third round, and Juan Martin del Potro and Svetlana Kuznetsova - who saved three match points - into the second.

Sharapova, a Momentary Underdog, Is Hunting Wins Again