Maria Sharapova wins Italian Open
Maria Sharapova kick Sam Stosur 6-2, 6-4 in the Italian Open final Sunday for the greatest clay-court pretension of her career.
After the three-hour sleet delay, the seventh-seeded Sharapova won the opening 4 games, afterwards cruised from there to follow up her feat over top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki in the semifinals.
This contest is the pass warmup for the French Open, the clay-court Grand Slam that starts in the single week, as well as Sharapova will right away obviously be the single of the favorites in Paris.
Sharapova is the three-time Grand Slam winner, as well as Roland Garros stays the usually vital pretension she hasn’t won.
“This is only the commencement of most things to come. This is only the begin of everything,” Sharapova pronounced during the prize presentation.
In the men’s final, top-ranked Rafael Nadal was set to resume his budding adversary with No. 2 Novak Djokovic. Djokovic kick Nadal in the 3 prior finals the dual have played this year, together with his initial feat upon clay over the Spaniard in Madrid the week ago.
Nadal has won this clay-court contest 5 of the final 6 years, whilst Djokovic is roving the 38-match winning streak.
Stosur hadn’t reached the final given losing to Francesca Schiavone during Roland Garros final year, as well as the Australian is right away 0-8 in her career opposite Sharapova.
A former No. 1, Sharapova had been struggling to recover her tip form given undergoing right shoulder operation in Oct 2008 — that caused her to skip 10 months.
The Russian won her final pretension in Strasbourg, France, the year ago.
With her fiance as well as New Jersey Nets ensure Sasha Vujacic examination from the stands, Sharapova didn’t dump the set all week, as well as she indispensable only 1 hour, twenty-three mins to kick Stosur.