Updated: Thursday, 28 August 2014 07:23 | By Agence France-Presse

Sharapova into US Open third round

Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova survived 46 unforced errors Wednesday to beat Alexandra Dulgheru and reach the US Open third round.

Sharapova into US Open third round

Maria Sharapova of Russia waves to the crowd after defeating Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania during their 2014 US Open women's singles match on August 27, 2014 in New York - by Stan Honda

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 round of 16.

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