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Azarenka also had to worry about the descending night in her match, which finished at 9:29. Her match had been scheduled to start after Djokovic, but it was switched to Court 1.
"They wanted to move us to Court 2. Then didn't decide. Then wanted to move to Chatrier," Azarenka said. "So it was a little bit of a hustle.
"I managed to play, so that's important."
Federer didn't have to worry about the time, but he may have to worry about his game after needing four sets to beat Nicolas Mahut of France 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5.
"I think for bigger guys it's about, if you're able to move them around enough and they have to defend time and time again, this is maybe where you can expose some of their weaknesses potentially," Federer said. "I thought he did well. (I) struggled a little bit, but overall obviously I'm happy I came through."
For Sharapova, it was a second straight rout. Three days after winning with a "double bagel," the second-seeded Russian defeated Ayumi Morita of Japan 6-1, 6-1.
Sharapova has won three major titles in her career, but she still needs to win at Roland Garros to complete a career Grand Slam.
"With every round I'm going to be playing tougher opponents, and that's when you really want to kind of step it up and raise your level," Sharapova said. "That's what I'll try to do in the next round."
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