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Davenport, Sharapova, Henin-Hardenne advance

Updated: January 20, 2006, 6:34 AM ET
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MELBOURNE, Australia -- Top seed Lindsay Davenport survived a tough match and extreme heat to beat Russia's Maria Kirilenko 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 in the third round of the Australian Open on Friday.

Both players struggled with their serve in the first two sets, with Davenport snatching two breaks in the first and Kirilenko managing the same in the second to send the game into a deciding third set.

"It was really an up-and-down performance by me," Davenport said. "I felt like I was making ...

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