French Open: Maria Sharapova - A Shining Star for Ten Years Now

She knows how to play ferocious tennis but that is not all that has defined Maria Sharapova - tennis' glamour girl - in the last ten years since she has made waves internationally.

updated: June 07, 2014 11:42 IST
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Maria Sharapova Roland Garros


Paris: Maria Sharapova exploded onto the international scene 10 years ago as a 17-year-old with a spectacular straight sets demolition of Serena Williams in the 2004 Wimbledon final.

On Saturday at Roland Garros she hopes to end a decade of top tennis by defeating Simona Halep of Romania for her fifth Grand Slam title.

The odds are all in the Russian's favour. The 27-year-old glamour girl is the biggest name in women's sport, a global icon, and the holder of four Grand Slam titles, the last coming in Paris two years ago when she became just the seventh woman in the Open era to complete a career sweep of the four major titles.

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