May 31, 2013 / 12:11 PM / 4 years ago

Tennis-Sharapova makes cameo appearance to reach round three

PARIS, May 31 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova survived a string of unforced errors to book her place in the third round of the French Open on Friday with a 6-2 6-4 rain-delayed win against Canada's Eugenie Bouchard.

The defending champion, seeded second at Roland Garros, returned to Court Philippe Chatrier leading 6-2 4-2 after the match had been interrupted by rain late on Thursday.

Despite Bouchard's late fight and a total of 28 unforced errors from the Russian, Sharapova wrapped it up in 15 minutes on her first match point.

She will face China's Zheng Jie for a last-16 spot. (Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Mark Meadows)

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