PREVIEW: Maria’s missing piece

TENNIS – The 2012 Roland Garros women’s singles final will be played between Maria Sharapova (RUS) and Sara Errani (ITA).  For Maria Sharapova, it will be a unique opportunity to sharply etch her name in the tennis history books.  In her first ever final on the clay courts in Paris on her  10th attempt, she can complete the Career Grand Slam.

The Elite

Maria Sharapova could be the sixth woman to achieve a Career Grand Slam since the beginning of the Open Era (French Open 1968), after Margaret Court, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf and Serena Williams.

A first for everything

Maria Sharapova could be the first woman in the Open Era completing her Career Slam on the clay courts. By reaching the final yesterday she already earned herself a bonus by claiming back the world’s no. 1 spot on WTA rankings, taking over from Victoria Azarenka (BLR).

Stat by Huub Godefroy, our Tennis expert.


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