Maria Sharapova of Russia leaps in the air as she celebrates victory in the women's singles final against Sara Errani of Italy during day 14 of the French Open at Roland Garros
Maria Sharapova of Russia leaps in the air as she celebrates victory in the women's singles final against Sara Errani of Italy during day 14 of the French Open at Roland Garros Clive Brunskill - Getty Images

Sharapova makes history

RUSSIA'S Maria Sharapova became the 10th woman in history to win all four major titles when she defeated Sara Errani of Italy 6-3, 6-2 in the French Open final in Paris.

In what turned out to be largely one-sided contest, the second seed and new world number one led from the start, fixing the 21st seeded Errani with her biggest shots and giving her little chance to employ her own, more considered game.

The French Open title for Sharapova follows her major triumphs at Wimbledon in 2004, the US Open in 2006 and the Australian Open in 2008 and it crowns her return from a serious shoulder injury that nearly wrecked her career.

The 90-minute final though did little to restore the reputation of women's tennis at Roland Garros, continuing a run of straight sets finals that date back to 2001 when Jennifer Capriati defeated Kim Clijsters in a three-set thriller.

"It's a magical moment in my career," Sharapova said in French, before quickly reverting to English.

Read the full match report at ABC news online.



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