Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Maria Sharapova Has Eye on More Success This Season

After playing in the Australian Open this year, Sharapova had to deal with a virus that kept her out of tournament play until late March.

Since coming back, however, Sharapova has had impressive back-to-back showings in the Indian Wells Masters event, where she reached the semifinals and the finals of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.

Even though Maria Sharapova fell to Victoria Azarenka in the Sony Ericsson finals in Miami this weekend, her recent performance has been strong enough to see her rise in the WTA rankings.

For the first time in over two years, the Russian-born Sharapova is back in the Top 10. A big reason for her surge is that she appears to be finally healthy.

Now that she's starting to show the form that once made her the world's No. 1 tennis player, Sharapova may finally be back.

Could a French Open win come this season?

Paul Higham of Sky Sports says that the 23-year-old Grand Slam tournament in mind. Higham writes, "...another aim was to win the French Open - the only grand slam title to so far evade her grasp and on a surface that has not seemed to suit her game over the years."

Sharapova's game is trending upwards. Now that she's playing healthy, building momentum and ranked in the Top 10, this could be the year she finally makes a breakthrough in the clay courts of the French Open.

She's so close to that career Grand Slam, she can smell it.

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