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But Petrova recovered and did take that game to go ahead 4-0 in that set.

That, though, is where Sharapova showed up again, taking the next four games to get to 4-all.

And in yet another momentum shift, Petrova broke Sharapova with a forehand winner down the line to take the second set.

Petrova carried that swing into the third, too, extending her run to 10 points in a row by taking a 2-0 lead as rain began to fall. Behind 1-0, Sharapova double-faulted to give Petrova a break point, then flubbed a drop shot, sailing it wide, to get broken at love.

That’s when a drizzle got stronger, and the players were sent to sit in their sideline chairs to see whether it might let up. Five minutes later, they headed to the locker room.

A little more than an hour after that, Sharapova and Petrova walked back out onto the court, warmed up and resumed. Petrova began things with a serve at 116 mph, her fastest of the evening to that point, but Sharapova quickly came up with four winners to break Petrova and then held at love to make it 2-all.

At 3-3, Sharapova got the key break, producing a superb lob winner and also getting help from Petrova’s unforced errors.

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