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Sharapova, Azarenka in last-16, US in nine-year high

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Defending champion Maria Sharapova and third-seeded Victoria Azarenka endured rocky rides at the French Open on Saturday as the United States boasted a nine-year Grand Slam high of four women in the last 16. 

Russia's Maria Sharapova returns to China's Jie Zheng during their French Tennis Open third round match at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, on June 1, 2013. Defending champion Sharapova reached the French Open fourth round on Saturday with a 6-1, 7-5 win.

World number two Sharapova clinched a 6-1, 7-5 win over China's Zheng Jie, the world number 43, in a third round clash which witnessed 11 breaks of serve.

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