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Maria Sharapova Wins French Open, Completes Career Grand Slam

Maria Sharapova completed the career Grand Slam on Saturday, winning the 2012 French Open.

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You can safely add Maria Sharapova's name to the history books after Saturday.

On Saturday, Sharapova defeated Sara Errani in straight sets, winning 6-3, 6-2, claiming the 2012 French Open title. Sharapova had already regained the WTA's No. 1 ranking on Thursday just by advancing to the finals, and now that No. 1 ranking has been cemented a bit more with the French Open title.

The French Open title also completes the career Grand Slam for Sharapova, who won her first Grand Slam event in 2004. Sharapova was just 17 in 2004 when she won at Wimbledon. Sharapova's other two Grand Slam victories came in 2006, when she won the US Open and in 2008, when she won the Australian Open.

Now after a four year layoff, Sharapova has once again won a Grand Slam event -- and this time, completed the career Grand Slam by doing so.

Sharapova will have two more opportunities this year, at Wimbledon and the US Open, to add to her four Grand Slam titles.

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