Sharapova Completes Career Grand Slam

10 06 2012

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, now a Queen of Clay (Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images)




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10 06 2012
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