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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 and saying I'm done because I'm far
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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 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...
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French Open women’s champion Maria Sharapova of Russia poses with the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen near the Eiffel Tower after her victory earlier in the day in the women’s singles final against Sara Errani of Italy during day 14 of the French Open at Roland Garros. Chalk another one up for Sasha.-TO
Maria Sharapova Blows More Victory Kisses
Mike Golic and Adnan Virk (filling in for Mike Greenberg) opened today’s show with a rundown of all the things that happened Saturday in the world of sports.
They spent plenty of time talking about the Eastern Conference Finals and the Pacquiao-Bradley decision and even the Belmont, but they somehow failed to mention that one of the world’s most famous athletes became only the...
Congratulations to Maria Sharapova as the winner of the 2012 French Open. In an amusing snafu, she was also announced as the runner-up. The ever-charming Maria winningly took that in stride—although...
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From the WTA: PARIS, FRANCE – Maria Sharapova will become the new WTA World No.1 on Monday, June 11, following her semifinal victory over Petra Kvitova today at Roland Garros.
Sharapova originally ascended to No.1 on August 22, 2005, becoming the first Russian woman to achieve this milestone. The Russian has held the top ranking for 17 non-consecutive weeks during her career...
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...
By Melissa Boyd
Four years ago many wondered if she would ever play again and when she did, next to no one believed she could taste the sweetest victory of her career, the one that she earned on the famed red clay courts at Roland-Garros. In the space of three days, Maria Sharapova became World No. 1, captured her first French Open title, completed the career Grand Slam and wrote...
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...
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...
2012 - Maria Sharapova
2011 - Li Na
2010 - Francesca Schiavone
2009 - Svetlana Kuznetsova
2008 - Ana Ivanovic
2007 - Justine Henin
2006 - Justine Henin-Hardenne
2005 - Justine Henin-Hardenne
2004 - Anastasia Myskina
2003 - Justine Henin-Hardenne
2002 - Serena Williams
2001 - Jennifer Capriati
2000 - Mary Pierce
1999 - Steffi Graf
1998 - Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
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...
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...