Court battle: After 3 hour match, Sharapova takes 2nd French Open title

Maria Sharapova claimed her second French Open title when she floored Romanian fourth seed Simona Halep 6-4 6-7(5) 6-4 after a marathon encounter in Saturday’s final. The seventh seed from Russia claimed her fifth grand slam title after Wimbledon 2004, the 2006 US Open, the 2008 Australian Open and her first Roland Garros title two years ago. Halep, who had not lost a set entering the final, put up a great fight but bowed out after three hours and two minutes — the longest women’s final in Paris since 1996.

I can’t believe it, seven or eight years ago I would not have thought that I would win more Roland Garros than any other grand slam. To think I won it twice. I’m so emotional now I can’t talk.

—Maria Sharapova


Maria Sharapova wins French Open in second longest final ~ AFP News

Sharapova, Halep clash in French Open final ~ AFP News

Sharapova wins 1st set 6-4 in French Open final ~ Associated Press

Maria Sharapova wins French Open for 2nd time, beats Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4 in final ~ Associated Press

Sharapova wins French Open for 2nd time ~ Associated Press

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Maria Sharapova wins the French Open in a three-set thriller ~ Busted Racquet

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SportsDash: Sharapova and Nadal thriving on clay ~ NBC on Yahoo Sports

WATCH: Maria Sharapova captures second French Open title ~ NBC on Yahoo Sports

Sharapova floors Halep to win second French Open title ~ Reuters

Tennis-Halep level with Sharapova in French Open final ~ Reuters

Tennis-Sharapova takes French Open final first set 6-4 ~ Reuters

French Open champion Maria Sharapova ~ Reuters

Sharapova, Halep set for guts and guile battle ~ Reuters

Tennis-Sharapova beats Halep to win second French Open title ~ Reuters