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Sharapova wraps up rain-delayed victory at French Open

Russia's Maria Sharapova greets spectators after winning her second round match against Canada's Eugenie Bouchard at the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris on Friday.

Russia's Maria Sharapova greets spectators after winning her second round match against Canada's Eugenie Bouchard at the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris on Friday.  

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Defending French Open champion Maria Sharapova moved into the third round on Friday by finishing off a rain-interrupted 6-2, 6-4 victory over 19-year-old Eugenie Bouchard of Canada.

The match was suspended on Thursday night with Sharapova up a break in the second set at 4-2.

She only had the tiniest bit of trouble closing things out on Friday, erasing a couple of break points in the final game. On the second, 2012 Wimbledon junior champion Bouchard wasted a chance to get to 5-all when she flubbed a backhand long, then covered her face with her hand.

Sharapova took the next two points.

She completed a career Grand Slam by winning the French Open last year, adding to titles at Wimbledon in 2004, the U.S. Open in 2006 and Australian Open in 2008.

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