Maria Sharapova moves into 3rd round at US Open

ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 31, 2018 12:43 PM
Maria Sharapova moves into 3rd round at US Open
Maria Sharapova, of Russia, serves to Sorana Cirstea, of Romania, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

NEW YORK (AP) — Maria Sharapova overcame a bit of a stumble and 10 double-faults to grab the last three games in a 6-2, 7-5 victory over 51st-ranked Sorana Cirstea of Romania 6-2, 7-5 in the U.S. Open's second round.

Five-time major champion Sharapova got broken at love to trail 5-4 in the second set. Cirstea then served to force a third set, and was two points away from doing so at 30-15, but Sharapova broke there to start her match-ending run.

Next up for Sharapova is a third-round matchup against 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko.

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