(PARIS) — Maria Sharapova completed the career Grand Slam journey after she defeated Sara Errani 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday in the women’s final.
The second seeded Sharapova moved to No. 1 in the world with the victory and now has all four Grand Slams to her name.
“I’m really speechless it’s been such a journey for me to get this stage, I have so many people to thank,” Sharapova said after the win. “No matter how many Grand Slams you win, even if this was the first one I played or if I didn’t have any Grand Slams to be here and to win this one if it was my only one, it would be just as special as winning my fourth.”
Sharapova started her Grand Slam quest back in 2004 when she won at Wimbledon, followed by the U.S. Open in 2006, and the Australian Open in 2008. With the French Open under her belt, Sharapova became only the 10th person to complete the career Grand Slam.
Sharapova would have moved to No. 1 win or lose.
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Lois M. Collins, Deseret News