Result: Maria Sharapova fights back to progress at Wuhan Open

Maria Sharapova celebrates his win over Alize Cornet during their Australian Open third round match on January 18, 2014
Maria Sharapova reaches the third round of the Wuhan Open thanks to a three-set triumph over fellow Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Maria Sharapova has come from behind to earn a three-set victory over Svetlana Kuznetsova in round two of the Wuhan Open.

The fourth seed was broken three times during the opening set as two-time Grand Slam champion Kuznetsova closed it out 6-3.

Both players exchanged service breaks early in the second, but it was Sharapova who went on to assert her authority by coming through 6-2 to level the contest against her fellow Russian.

Former world number one Sharapova opened up a commanding 4-1 lead at the start of the third, and she was able to seal her progress 3-6 6-2 6-2 with just over two hours on the clock.

Russia's Maria Sharapova celebrates her victory over Canada's Eugenie Bouchard at the end of her French tennis Open semi-final match against at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris on June 5, 2014
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