Russian Maria Sharapova easily defeated Italian Sara Errani, 6-3, 6-2, in another anti-climactic Women’s final at the French Open to complete a career grand slam. Not only that she will the No. 1-ranked WTA player when the next ranking are released. The last time Sharapova was No.1 was 4 years ago.
A shoulder injury almost ended her career a few years ago. At one point she was ranked 126th in the world. Her comeback is complete as she finally captured the elusive trophy at Roland Garros. In 2004 as a 17 year old lass, Sharapova had a sort of coming out party after making it through the quarterfinals at French Open. A month later, she won her first grand slam title at Wimbledon. After 2 years, she won the US Open and in 2008, she captured the Australian Open. Now it comes to a full circle as she won in red clays of France to become the 10th woman to complete a career grand slam. She joined the likes of Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert, Billie Jean King, Steffi Graf, and Serena Williams.
- Sharapova breezes to a career Grand Slam (nbcsports.msnbc.com)
- Sharapova wins French Open, completes career Grand Slam – USA TODAY (usatoday.com)
- Sharapova clinches career Grand Slam with French win (cbc.ca)
- Maria Sharapova wins French Open (foxnews.com)
- Sharapova wins French, completes career Slam (espn.go.com)