Posted August 30, 2012 on AP on Fox

LONDON - JUNE 21: Maria Sharapova of Russia in action during her first round match against Yulia Beygelzimer of Ukraine at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship on June 21, 2004 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
No. 3 seed Maria Sharapova won 12 of the last 13 points of her match Friday to defeat Mallory Burdette 6-1, 6-1 and advance to the fourth round of the U.S. Open. Sharapova, who completed the career Grand Slam earlier this year at the French Open, needed only 58 minutes at 90-degree Arthur Ashe Stadium to wrap up the win over Burdette. Sharapova has not been tested so far this year at Flushing Meadows, losing a total of seven games over her first three matches. Since winning the U.S. Open in 2006, this is only the second time Sharapova has advanced to the round of 16.
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