7 June 2014
Russia’s Maria Sharapova won the French Open Tennis Tournament
Olympic silver medalist Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova won season’s second Grand Slam tournament – the French Open Tennis Tournament. In the final No.7-seeded Sharapova beat Simone Halep (Romania, 4), 6:4, 6:7 (5:7), 6:4.
For Maria this title was the fifth on the clay courts of Roland Garros Stadium in Paris. She won her first trophy in 2012, and last season she also reached the finals, but was beaten by Serena Williams (USA).
Sharapova became the first representative of Russia, who managed to win twice in one Grand Slam tournament. Besides, Maria completed a so-called career Grand Slam – she won all four tournaments of this category in different years.
Before then, Sharapova won Wimbledon (2004), US Open (2006), Australian Open (2008) and twice French Open (2012, 2014). At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London Maria has won a silver medal.
Sharapova’s success in Paris will allow her to take fifth place in the Women’s Tennis Association rankings Monday, June 9, and in the Title race, which determines the best tennis players of the season, she will move to the first position.
Russians Andrey Rublev and Darya Kasatkina won the the junior titles at the French Open on Saturday, June 7. Daria Kasatkina (8) won the girls’ title, winning the final match against Ivana Jorovic (Serbia, 1) – 6:7 (5:7), 6:2, 6:3. And Andrei Rublev (4) for the first time in the history of our country became the champion of the second Grand Slam tournament of the season among boys, beating Spain’s Jaume Antoni Munar Clar – 6:2, 7:5.