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Tournament favourite Maria Sharapova kicked off her Wimbledon bid with a win as she overcame Anastasia Rodionova on Centre Court this afternoon.

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Sharapova blasts into history books

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Sharapova triumphs over Errani at French Open

Maria Sharapova marked her rise back to the summit of the women's game by beating Sara Errani 6-3 6-2 to clinch her first French Open title and complete her set of grand slam trophies.

Maria Sharapova is all smiles after becoming world No 1 ahead of today’s women's final at Roland Garros

Sharapova back at No 1 – and out to complete her set of Slams

When Maria Sharapova was recovering from shoulder surgery four years ago there were times when the Russian wondered whether she would ever play again.

Maria Sharapova hits out on her way to the French Open final

Sharapova stands between Errani and fairytale triumph

Sara Errani arrived at the French Open having won just one match in her five previous appearances here and having never beaten a top-10 player in 28 attempts. Tomorrow she will play in her first Grand Slam final thanks to a 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 victory over the world No 6, Sam Stosur, who yesterday became the 24-year-old Italian's third successive top-10 victim.

Novak Djokovic opted away from the sportswear giants to sign with Uniqlo, and Craig Bellamy models Liverpool's new kit from US lacrosse brand Warrior

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Some unlikely names have hogged much of the attention in the women's tournament in Paris – notably Virginie Razzano, Dominika Cibulkova and Yaroslava Shvedova, who knocked out Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka and Li Na respectively – but as the competition heads towards its finale the big guns are winning the major battles.

Maria Sharapova acknowledges the French crowd

Maria Sharapova advances to semi-finals at the French Open

Maria Sharapova is one win away from a first French Open final after seeing off Kaia Kanepi 6-2 6-3 in the quarter-finals at Roland Garros today.

US Open champion Sam Stosur through to French Open semi-finals

Sam Stosur is one win away from a second French Open final after a comfortable quarter-final victory today over Dominika Cibulkova, who likened the Australian's game to that of a man.

Sharapova through after epic battle with Zakopalova

Maria Sharapova battled her way into the French Open quarter-finals with a 6-4 6-7 (5/7) 6-2 victory over Klara Zakopalova in a match that featured an astonishing 21 breaks of serve.

Sharapova en route to victory yesterday

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Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova races through French Open first round

Maria Sharapova served notice of her intent at the French Open with a 'double bagel' victory over Romania's Alexandra Cadantu in the first round at Roland Garros.

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