Fabulous in French, Sharapova wins

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Fabulous in French, Sharapova wins

At 25, the 6-2 Russian returns to WTA’s No. 1
Michel Euler/Associated Press
“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.”
Bernat Armangue/Associated Press
“I started badly, and that’s what bothers me the most,” said the 21st-seeded Italian, Sara Errani, who admitted she was overcome by nerves at the onset. “You can’t do that against players like her, because she was only going to get better once she loosened up.”
French Open

PARIS – A look at the French Open on Saturday:
Weather: Partly cloudy. High of 66 degrees.
Attendance: 19,889.
Women’s Final: No. 2 Maria Sharapova beat No. 21 Sara Errani 6-3, 6-2.
Stat of the Day: 10 – Women in tennis history who have won each Grand Slam title at least once, now that Sharapova added the French Open to her victories at Wimbledon in 2004, the U.S. Open in 2006 and the Australian Open in 2008.
Quote of the Day: “I’ll retire the day I wake up and don’t believe I can be a better player.” – said Sharapova, who is 25.
Today’s Men’s Final: No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 2 Rafael Nadal, 7 a.m., NBC (KOBF, KUSA).
Today’s Forecast: Rain. High of 64 degrees.
Associated Press

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Fabulous in French, Sharapova wins

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Michel Euler/Associated Press
“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.”
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Bernat Armangue/Associated Press
“I started badly, and that’s what bothers me the most,” said the 21st-seeded Italian, Sara Errani, who admitted she was overcome by nerves at the onset. “You can’t do that against players like her, because she was only going to get better once she loosened up.”
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