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Struggling Sharapova advances

Updated: January 18, 2014, 4:53 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | espnW.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- It is a relative thing, Maria Sharapova's struggles.

That she is still here, moving on to the second week of the Australian Open and displaying at least some of what has made her one of the best players in the women's game, would seem to be the important thing after a shoulder injury kept her off the tour for the second half of 2013.

As the women's draw becomes more interesting with a showdown looming between American Sloane Stephens and ...

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