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French Open 2012 Results: Maria Sharapova Advances In Third Round

Maria Sharapova is one of the heavy favorites to bring home the title at the 2012 French Open. She has dominated the competition up until this point and was great yet again on Saturday, defeating Shuai Peng in two sets. Sharapova won the first set 6-1, the second set 6-2.

Among the other top-ladies in compeition is No. 7 Na Li, who defeated American player Christina McHale in three sets, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1. Varvara Lepchenko entered the tournament unranked but still managed to knock off 14th ranked Francesca Schiavone in three great sets.

On the men's side of things it was Rafael Nadal stealing all the headlines. The world's No. 2 ranked player won convincingly over Eduardo Schwank in three sets. No. 4 Andy Murray and No. 6 David Ferrer both came away victorious in their matches, needing just three sets in order to win.

The best match of the day: No. 13 Juan Monaco vs. No. 19 Milos Raonic. The two split the first four sets (Raonic won the first and third in tiebreaker), and then Monaco went on to seal the deal in the fifth set as he won 6-4.

Check out the complete scoreboard for the French Open here.

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