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ESPN: Sharapova's Evolution On Clay

ESPN.com's Greg Garber described how far newly crowned French Open champion Maria Sharapova has come on clay.

Published June 07, 2014 12:11

ESPN: Sharapova's Evolution On Clay
Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova used to be far from her best on clay, with her power blunted by the soft dirt.

But she has come a long way in recent years, the latest evidence of that being a three set victory over Simona Halep in a thrilling French Open final on Saturday for her second title at Roland Garros.

Sharapova has been especially lethal in three-setters on clay, having now won 20 straight.

Read Greg Garber's reaction to Sharapova's victory right here.

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