Maria Sharapova advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open, beating Julia Goerges of Germany 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 on Friday.

Sharapova had an erratic day with her serve, hitting seven aces but mixing that with 11 double-faults. The most important ace came on match point.

Sharapova missed the 2009 Australian Open due to injury and was ousted in the first round last year.

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