Sharapova, Safina advance in L.A.
CARSON, Calif. -- Maria Sharapova advanced to the third round of the Los Angeles Women's Tennis Championships on Wednesday night, beating third-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2 at The Home Depot Center.
Still in comeback mode after missing seven months because of a shoulder injury, Sharapova rallied to win the competitive 2-hour, 32-minute match.
"I loved it," Sharapova said. "You expect that against her. She's a great retriever and makes you hits tons of balls. I had to ...
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