Maria Sharapova Wins Roland Garros, Captures Career Slam

Maria Sharapova wins Roland Garros

When she won Wimbledon at the tender age of 17, beating the allmighty Serena Williams in the finals, everyone knew that Maria Sharapova will be a legendary player, but no one could predict she will reach her momentum of glory through so much pain and struggle.

It was in 2008, after she captured her 3rd Grand Slam victory in Melbourne Park, when the Siberia-born Russian injured her shoulder. The injury was so severe, that many thought her career is over. But not Maria.

It took 4 gruelling years for her to come back to where she belongs. She suffered two painful defeats in the finals of her beloved Wimbledon last year, and this year’s Australian Open, but Sharapova kept working hard, showing her famous “champion’s character” is not a fairytale for the juniors.

And the third time was lucky for the soon-to-be number one in the world. In the finals of Roland Garros, plagued by early upsets of favorites, like Azarenka and Williams, the 25-year-old was a strong favorite against the crowd darling Sara Errani of Italy.

Sharapova won her fourth Grand Slam title, capturing her Career Grand Slam in great, powerful and aggressive style, becoming only the sixth player in the Open Era to win all four Majors.

I still remember her first Grand Slam victory, so I had the tears of joy today, seeing the French Open trophy in Maria’s hands. That is the thing why we love tennis, I guess, for being able to witness these inspirationals stories of true champions. Thank you, Masha!

Maria Sharapova wins French Open

Maria Sharapova coach Thomas Hogstedt

Maria Sharapova and Sara Errani

Maria Sharapova with Roland Garros 2012 trophy

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