Posted November 30, 2012 on AP on Fox

LONDON - JUNE 21: Maria Sharapova of Russia in action during her first round match against Yulia Beygelzimer of Ukraine at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship on June 21, 2004 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Maria Sharapova aims to return to the No. 1 spot in the rankings after a solid season in 2012. Sharapova, who had shoulder surgery in 2008, briefly reach No. 1 last spring after winning the French Open to complete a Career Grand Slam. Sharapova arrived in Milan to play an exhibition tournament on Saturday with another former No. 1, Ana Ivanovic. They will face Italians Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci in singles and doubles. ''Obviously, the goal is always to shoot for top spot and that's always where you want to be and stay,'' Sharapova said. ''It's one thing to reach the No. 1 ranking, another to keep it.'' Errani also had a successful year, improving to No. 6 in the world from No. 45. She reached the final at Ronaldo Garros, where she lost to Sharapova, and the semifinals of the US Open. Errani won the doubles title at both events with Vinci, and they finished as the top-ranked doubles team. ''It's been an incredible year,'' Errani said. ''Starting from the Australian Open, I ...
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