bill-swift - June 11, 2012
Let's be honest guys. When most of you here the name 'Maria Sharapova' you think,"That is one (insert complimentary adjective here) babe!"
What most of us don't know is that she also happens to be one of the best female tennis players in the world.
On Saturday Sharapova proved just that y easily beating Sara Errani 6-3, 6-2 to win the French Open, the only Grand Slam event she had not won before. With the victory she became the 10th woman to complete the career Grand Slam.
"It's a wonderful moment in my career," the 25-year-old Sharapova told the crowd in French, before switching to English to add: "I'm really speechless. It's been such a journey for me to get to this stage."
Sharapova had gotten out to a quick start winning Wimbeldon at the tender age of 17, the U.S. Open at 18, and the Australian Open at 20. Shoulder surgery in October 2008 held her back for a while, but with her talent winning the final piece of the career Grand Slam was only a matter of time.