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Sharapova, Radwanska advance with wins

March 11, 2013 at 1:10 AM   |   Comments

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 11 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Maria Sharapova and No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska each moved on with third-round victories Sunday and the BNP Paribas Open.

Russia's Sharapova posted a straight-set 7-5, 6-3 victory over Carla Suarez Navarro in a 1-hour, 40-minute match at Indian Wells, gaining the round of 16.

There she'll meet Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino of Spain, who notched a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 upset of 14th-seeded Italian Roberta Vinci.

Meanwhile, Poland's Radwanska had to battle through a 2 1/2-hour match with 27th-seeded Sorana Cirstea of Romania to emerge with a 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 6-4 victory.

Her next opponent will be No. 13 seed Maria Kirilenko of Russia, who got past American Mallory Burdette 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.

In other third-round action Sunday, fifth-seeded Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic bested Ukrainian qualifier Lesia Tsurenko 6-2, 7-6 (7-5); No. 6 seed Sara Errani of Italy dispatched Sweden's Johanna Larsson 6-3, 6-1; and No. 19 Czech Klara Zakopalova downed 12th-seeded Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova 6-4, 7-5.

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