Saturday, June 9, 2012

Roland Garros Day 14: Errani

Curtain Call

Player: Sara Errani
Age: 25
Nation: Italy
Current Ranking: 23
Notable Conquests: Samantha Stosur (Australia, 6th seed), Angelique Kerber (Germany, 10th) and Ana Ivanovic (Serbia, 13th)
Today's Result: loss to Maria Sharapova (Russia, 2nd) in straight sets

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Sara Errani had the tournament of a lifetime.  Not only did she make her first Slam final in singles, but she also won the women's doubles title with countrywoman Roberta Vinci.  On Monday, she'll be in the top ten for the first time in her career. 

Catching Up with Old Friends

Maria Sharapova (Curtain Call, Australian Open Day 13) - Sharapova now has a Career Slam, accomplished with her first four Major titles.  The last player to do the same was Andre Agassi.  Both won Wimbledon first and the French Open last.  It took Sharapova eight years.  Agassi managed in seven.  With her brand new Roland Garros title in hand, Sharapova will be World #1 on Monday.

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