The Russian became just the fifth player to win all four grand slam titles, after taking down Roland Garros.
Despite having sealing the no. 1 position in the WTA rankings, which will be announced on Monday, Maria Sharapova still had a point to prove in Roland Garros. Against first time finalist Sara Errani, today the Russian completely dominated proceedings, winning 6-3, 6-2.
From start to finish the “soon to be” world no. 1 overpowered the Italian. Having already won in Stuttgart, the Russian finally added the elusive fourth piece to her grand slam puzzle.
Yesterday’s win in Paris saw an outpouring of emotion for her, with a fantastic tournament drawing to a close for her in which she secured her place as a true legend of the female circuit. Along with Steffi Graf, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova and Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova has now become only the fifth player to have ever lifted all four grand slams. Having been crowned champion in Wimbledon in 2004, the US Open in 2006 and the Australian Open in 2008, the Russian sealed her status with Roland Garros. She has never lost in a final of a big event. Four attempts in finals, which goes to show why he is now world no. 1.