Maria Sharapova celebrates French Open win with Eiffel Tower photo shoot
Sharapova clinched her second French Open trophy with a 6-4 7-6 (7-5) 4-6 win over Simona Halep and celebrated by striking a pose in front of the Eiffel Tower
Sunday 08 June 2014
Maria Sharapova knows how to draw a crowd. Having won the 2014 French Open women’s title after defeating Romania’s Simona Halep, the 27-year-old celebrated in style with a Trocadero photo shoot in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
The Russian tennis star claimed her second crown at Roland Garros and fifth grand slam of her career with a 6-4 7-6 (7-5) 4-6 victory on Saturday afternoon, fending off fourth-seed Halep’s fightback to lift the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen trophy in front of a packed centre court crowd.
The victory adds to her triumph in the same tournament back in 2012, and follows her 2008 Australian Open title, her 2006 US Open crown and her 2004 Wimbledon success where she burst onto the scene as a fresh faced 17-year-old talent.
With Wimbledon around the corner, Sharapova will be hoping to add a second crown at SW19 to her collection 10 years after last winning the tournament.
She said after the match: “I can’t believe it. Seven or eight years ago I would never have thought that at 27 I would have won more titles at Roland Garros than at any other Grand Slam. This tournament means so much to me. It was a tournament when I was growing up that I wanted to win.”
She added: “This is the toughest Grand Slam final I’ve ever played. All respect to Simona.”
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