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Tennis Panorama :
May 27-June 10, 2012
Results – Thursday, June 7, 2012
Singles – Semifinals
(2) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. (4) Petra Kvitova (CZE) 63 63
(21) Sara Errani (ITA) d. (6) Samantha Stosur (AUS) 75 16 63
Doubles – Semifinals
(7) Kirilenko/Petrova (RUS/RUS) d. (5) Hlavackova/Hradecka (CZE/CZE) 46 75 75
Doubles – Semi-finals
 M Mirnyi (BLR) / D Nestor (CAN) d  D Bracciali (ITA) / P Starace (ITA) 63 64
 B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) d  A Qureshi (PAK) / J Rojer (NED) 63 76(6)
Mixed Doubles – Final
 S Mirza (IND) / M Bhupathi (IND) d K Jans-Ignacik (POL) / S Gonzalez (MEX) 76(3) 61
BEST OF MAXIM
Maria is back to the top, and moreover, with a Grand Slam again! 2012 French Open was very lucky for Maria, it brought her first place in WTA ranking, a trophy, and career Grand Slam, as French Open was the only Grand Slam tournament Maria didn't win!
We've been waiting for 2 weeks for this day to write about Maria's fashion. As usual, it is very classy. This time...
Maria Sharapova continued her quest to complete a career “Grand Slam” by defeating 23rd seed Kaia Kanepi of Estonia with a straight forward 6-2, 6-3 win while Petra Kvitova eked out a 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 victory over qualifier Yaroslava Shvedova on Wednesday in Paris at the French Open to set up the last of the semifinal pairings.
The victory for Sharapova moves her...
Whether she's enjoying a cafe lunch, shopping on the Champs-Elysees or notching another victory on the soft red clay, Maria Sharapova sure enjoys these trips to the French Open.
''What girl doesn't love Paris?'' she said.
Two more wins and she'll love it even more.
Sharapova moved another step closer to filling in the last piece of the career Grand...
Maria Sharapova won the French Open on Saturday, defeating Sara Errani 6-3, 6-2 in the final to complete the career Grand Slam.
Second-seeded Sharapova, who was guaranteed of moving to No. 1 in the world regardless of the result, jumped to a quick 4-0 lead against the 21st-seeded Errani, who was in her first Grand Slam final.
Errani battled back on a blustery day at Roland Garros...
Boom. A dominating 6-3, 6-2 victory over Sara Errani. The French Open title completes a career grand slam for the Thigh Goddess, and she leaves Roland Garros with the #1 world ranking in women's tennis. No biggie.After the match, the 25-year-old Sharapova said, "It's a long journey. It started from a very young age and it's not over yet. I'm not sitting here...
Maria Sharapova defeated/dominated Petra Kvitova 6-3, 6-3 in the French Open semifinals on Thursday to advance on to the French Open final, where she'll face 21st-seeded Sara Errani on Saturday. With this victory, Maria is now ranked #1 in women's tennis, for the first time since June 2008. Maria was cruising along in those days before getting shoulder surgery, but it appears...
When Maria Sharapova stunned Serena Williams in the 2004 Wimbledon Final to win her first Grand Slam at age 17, there seemed to be no limit to what the glamorous Russian could accomplish as a professional tennis player. Entering the 2008 French open, Sharapova was a three-time Major Champion and the No. 1 ranked player in the world. It looked like it was Maria's time to...
One day before she plays for the French Open singles title, Sara Errani teamed with Roberta Vinci to win the women's doubles trophy at Roland Garros on Friday.
The Italians earned their first Grand Slam championship by beating the Russian pair of Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.
Errani faces Maria Sharapova on Saturday in the singles final and is bidding to...
Maria Sharapova could be Danica Patrick now. She surely could have been a Go Daddy girl while dabbling in sports on the side. It would have been so easy.
Instead, with her win Thursday in the semifinals at the French Open, Sharapova will move to No. 1 in the world. She came back from career-threatening shoulder surgery. She still fights the yips on her serve at times. And a win...
For the third year in a row an Italian woman has made the French Open final. Twenty-first seed Sara Errani of Italy upset sixth-seed Sam Stosur of Australia 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 on Thursday in Paris to reach her first major singles final. Italy’s Francesca Schiavone won Roland Garros in 2010 and was a finalist in 2011.
Errani who had already knocked out two former French Open champions...
By Melinda Samson, Special for Tennis Grandstand
Coming into their semifinal match of the French Open, Sam Stosur had a winning record against Italian Sara Errani. In their five previous meetings, Stosur hadn’t allowed Errani much room, winning all five times, including a straight sets win on clay during the second round of the Rome Masters in May.
It was Errani’s first time...
The ITF World Champions Dinner was held on Tuesday evening in Paris at the Pavillon d’Armenonville to celebrate the achievements of the 2011 ITF World Champions.
This year’s recipients were singles champions Novak Djokovic (SRB) and Petra Kvitova (CZE); doubles champions Bob and Mike Bryan (USA), and Kveta Peschke (CZE) and Katarina Srebotnik (SLO); junior champions Jiri...