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Rusty Backhand
03-27-2006, 08:31 PM
Maria Sharapova overcame a slow start and eight double faults Monday, earning a berth in the quarterfinals of the Nasdaq-100 Open by beating fellow Russian Maria Kirilenko 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. Seeded fourth, Sharapova committed 43 unforced errors, but only five in the final set against the 20th-seeded Kirilenko.