Sharapova and Azarenka advance at Madrid Open

Updated: May 6, 2013, 6:34 PM ET
Associated Press

MADRID -- Maria Sharapova rallied from a break down in the first set to beat Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania 7-5, 6-2 Monday and reach the second round of the Madrid Open.

The second-seeded Russian said she was still adjusting to changing weather conditions in Madrid and "the altitude as well" after winning the title in Stuttgart last weekend. Madrid is 2,180 feet above sea level.

"It was a tough match," Sharapova said. "I was really happy that I got that break back in the first set ...

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