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U.S. Open: Russian rallies to win

Sharapova outlasts Dulgheru in three sets

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Maria Sharapova’s serve and her groundstrokes were abandoning her. What she had was her conditioning. The five-time major champion rallied from a set down to beat 95th-ranked Alexandra Dulg­heru, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, in the second round of the U.S. Open on Wednesday. Sharapova overcame nine double-faults and 46 unforced errors to improve her record in three-set matches this year to 17-6. Dulgheru had played just twice since mid-July, and she was dragging as the match ...

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