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Maria Sharapova advances to fourth round of U.S. Open

US Open Tennis

Maria Sharapova, of Russia, returns a shot to Jelena Ostapenko, of Latvia, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

AP

Five-time major champion Maria Sharapova returned to the U.S. Open’s fourth round by beating No. 10 seed Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-2.

The 22nd-seeded Sharapova got plenty of help: 2017 French Open champion Ostapenko hit 41 unforced errors and only 10 winners.

Sharapova won the 2006 title at Flushing Meadows, but she’s only been past the fourth round once since then.

Ostapenko’s exit left only four of the top 13 women’s seeds in the draw.