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Sharapova in pain, Federer finds form

UPS AND DOWNS:Sharapova, who had a shock second-round exit at Wimbledon, continued to struggle, while five-time champion Federer bagged a much-needed win

AFP, CINCINNATI, Ohio

Russian veteran Nikolay Davydenko stopped Frenchman Benoit Paire 7-6 (10/8), 6-3 and Spaniard Tommy Robredo beat Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci 6-7 (6/8), 7-6 (9/7), 6-2.

Canadian Vasek Pospisil, who has jumped to 40th in the world after his Montreal semi-final appearance, advanced to the second round when France’s 15th seed Gilles Simon retired trailing 6-2, 1-1 with a hip injury.

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