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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Maria Sharapova in French Open 2008

Maria Sharapova is the current world no. 1 of women’s tennis in WTA ranking. Well, even a couple of weeks ago, she was holding the second position, but following the retirement of Justine Henin, the defending champion of women’s singles of French Open, from WTA tour, Maria Sharapova now holds the top place of WTA ranking.

French Open 2008 kicks off from 25 May 2008. Now, Maria Sharapova is aiming to win her first French Open title in her career. In fact, Sharapova won other three grand slam titles once in her career so far, but she is yet to experience the title of French Open. Actually, Justine Henin dominated French Open over the last three seasons, as the Belgian won the title of French Open for the last three years in a row. Upon the retirement of Henin, French Open title is now more open. Following a poor 2007, Maria Sharapova started the year 2008 winning Australian Open 2008. So, Maria Sharapova is expected to be at her prime in French Open 2008, but her fans are a bit worried about her calf injury, for which she had to withdraw herself from the semi final of Italian Open recently.

Well, it seems that the calf injury may not that much serious as far as the media reports are concerned. She is now 21, and has a lot to prove and show in her. Using her height of 6 ft 2 inches, the Russian could emerge as the next dominant player of Women’s tennis. Now, the question remains, will Maria Sharapova be able to win the women’s signles title of French Open 2008. What do you think about it?

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