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Sharapova, new world No. 3 Jankovic advance

Updated: June 13, 2007, 10:42 AM ET
Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, England -- Maria Sharapova and Jelena Jankovic advanced to the third round at the DFS Classic on Wednesday.

Sharapova, who is trying to win her third straight title at the Wimbledon warm-up tournament, struggled early but beat American qualifier Lilia Osterloh 6-4, 6-0. Jankovic defeated Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria 6-4, 6-1.

Sharapova and Jankovic lost in the semifinals at the French Open last week.

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