Maria Sharapova of Russia makes a forehand return to Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
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Second seed Maria Sharapova sparked her flatlining Australian Open campaign back to life Friday, as rivals Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halep limped into the fourth round.Five-time Grand Slam champion Sharapova brushed aside Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan 6-1, 6-1, saying she had learned her lesson from a scare in her previous match, when she had to save two match points.Sharapova, 27, was fired up after compatriot Alexandra Panova embarrassed her in the second round, saying she was determined not to be caught out again by another young up-and-comer in 31st seed Diyas.Wickmayer, a former world No. 12 and U.S. Open semifinalist, knocked out 14th seeded Italian Sara Errani in three sets.
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