No. 1 is nice, but the title is what Sharapova’s after

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No. 1 is nice, but the title is what Sharapova’s after

Russian advances to French Open final
Maria Sharapova moved within one match of completing her own grand slam – winning all four major tournaments – by making quick work of Petra Kvitova 6-3, 6-3 in Thursday’s French Open semifinal.
Before the French Open, Sara Errani was 0-28 against opponents in the top 10. Now she’s defeated No. 10 Angelique Kerber and No. 6 Sam Stosur to vault into the top 10 herself and into the French Open final.
French Open

PARIS – A look at the French Open on Thursday:
Weather: Partly cloudy and windy, with rain that delayed the start of the women’s semifinals. High of 72 degrees.
Attendance: 17,348.
Women’s Semifinals: No. 21 Sara Errani beat No. 6 Sam Stosur 7-5, 1-6, 6-3; No. 2 Maria Sharapova beat No. 4 Petra Kvitova 6-3, 6-3.
Stat of the Day: 3 – Consecutive years with an Italian woman in the French Open singles final, with Francesca Schiavone in 2010 and 2011 and Errani in 2012.
Quote of the Day: “She has to use the mental side and think tactically and all that, because she doesn’t have that big shot.” – Stosur said after losing to Errani.
Today’s Men’s Semifinals: No. 2 Rafael Nadal vs. No. 6 David Ferrer; No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 3 Roger Federer.
Today’s Forecast: Partly cloudy and windy, with a chance of rain. High of 68 degrees.
Associated Press

No. 1 is nice, but the title is what Sharapova’s after

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Maria Sharapova moved within one match of completing her own grand slam – winning all four major tournaments – by making quick work of Petra Kvitova 6-3, 6-3 in Thursday’s French Open semifinal.
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Before the French Open, Sara Errani was 0-28 against opponents in the top 10. Now she’s defeated No. 10 Angelique Kerber and No. 6 Sam Stosur to vault into the top 10 herself and into the French Open final.
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