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U.S. Open 2012 Tennis Results: Maria Sharapova Advances; Federer, Roddick Also Move On

USA's Andy Roddick will delay his retirement for one more round after he beat Italy's Fabio Fognini, 7-5, 7-6(1), 4-6, 6-4, in the 2012 U.S. Open Tennis Championship. Roddick will face No. 7 Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina in the Round of 16, who defeated Leonardo Mayer on Sunday.

No. 3 Maria Sharapova needed three sets to get past No. 19 Nadia Petrova on Sunday evening during a rain-delayed match. Sharapova will take on No. 11 Marion Bartoli in the Women's Round of 16 after the French player upset No. 5 Petra Kvitova earlier in the day.

18-year-old Laura Robson of Great Britain saw her inspiring charge through the tournament come to an end on Sunday as she succumbed to 41 unforced errors in her match against defending champion Samantha Stosur.

Roger Federer continued his waltz through the bracket, dispatching No. 25 Fernando Verdasco in straight sets. Federerwill face USA's Mardy Fish on Monday.

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