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Zvonareva battles into 4th round, Sharapova out of U.S. Open

(Xinhua)

13:55, September 03, 2011

Maria Sharapova of Russia reacts during the match against Flavia Pennetta of Italy at the US Open tennis tournament in New York Sept. 2, 2011. Flavia Pennetta won 2-1. (Xinhua/Shen Hong)

NEW YORK, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- World No. 2 Vera Zvonareva squeezed into the fourth round after a hard fight, while 2006 champion Maria Sharapova suffered a surprising defeat at Flushing Meadow on Friday.

The second-seeded Zvonareva, last year's runner-up to Kim Clijsters, earned a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Spain's Anabel Medina Garrigues.

Italy's Flavia Pennetta took down the third-seeded Sharapova 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.

Sharapova was the runner-up at Wimbledon earlier this summer and was coming off a title in Cincinnati last month.

The 26th-seeded Pennetta will follow her hard-earned upset with a fourth-round match against Peng Shuai of China, who ousted German Julia Goerges 6-4, 7-6 (1).

A two-time winner this year, Zvonareva will next take on Sabine Lisicki of Germany, who earned a 6-0, 6-1 victory over American Irina Falconi.

Monica Niculescu of Romania and Germany's Angelique Kerber were also early winners on Friday.

Niculescu thumped Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic 6-0, 6-1, and will next face Kerber, who ousted Russia's Alla Kudryavtseva 6-3, 6-1.

In later matches of women's draw, ninth-seeded Samantha Stosur will take up Russia's Nadia Petrova and American Christina McHale, who knocked out eighth-seeded Marion Bartoli in the second round, will challenge Russian Maria Kirilenko.

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