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Photos Du Jour: Fairest Of Them All

Maria Sharapova reigned supreme during a French Open final against Simona Halep that will go down as a classic.

Published June 07, 2014 12:10

Maria Sharapova had her game face on prior to her showdown with Simona Halep in Saturday's French Open final.
Maria Sharapova had her game face on prior to her showdown with Simona Halep in Saturday's French Open final.
Sharapova was contesting her ninth Grand Slam final, having gone 4-4 in her previous eight.
Sharapova was contesting her ninth Grand Slam final, having gone 4-4 in her previous eight.
Sharapova was facing off against Halep for the fourth time, having won each of the previous three.
Sharapova was facing off against Halep for the fourth time, having won each of the previous three.
Former Roland Garros junior champ Halep was competing in her first Grand Slam final.
Former Roland Garros junior champ Halep was competing in her first Grand Slam final.
Sharapova got pumped up as she took the first set, 6-4, Halep's first loss of a set all fortnight.
Sharapova got pumped up as she took the first set, 6-4, Halep's first loss of a set all fortnight.
Halep staged an impressive rally in taking the second set in a tie-break after being down an early break.
Halep staged an impressive rally in taking the second set in a tie-break after being down an early break.
Sharapova wore her emotions on her sleeve throughout the over three-hour clash.
Sharapova wore her emotions on her sleeve throughout the over three-hour clash.
Halep also got fired up during Saturday's battle, which was knotted at 4-4 in the third set.
Halep also got fired up during Saturday's battle, which was knotted at 4-4 in the third set.
The fans on Court Philippe Chatrier were provided with plenty of entertainment.
The fans on Court Philippe Chatrier were provided with plenty of entertainment.
Sharapova rejoiced after closing out her her 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-4 triumph.
Sharapova rejoiced after closing out her her 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-4 triumph.
Sharapova climbed into her player's box to celebrate with her team.
Sharapova climbed into her player's box to celebrate with her team.
Sharapova lifted the Suzanne Lenglen Trophy for the second time, having also been victorious here in 2012.
Sharapova lifted the Suzanne Lenglen Trophy for the second time, having also been victorious here in 2012.
Halep and Sharapova proudly displayed their hardware after taking part in an instant classic.
Halep and Sharapova proudly displayed their hardware after taking part in an instant classic.
Despite the loss, Halep will rise to a career-high No.3 on Monday's rankings.
Despite the loss, Halep will rise to a career-high No.3 on Monday's rankings.
Sharapova, who will return to the Top 5 on the new rankings, showed appreciation to her supporters.
Sharapova, who will return to the Top 5 on the new rankings, showed appreciation to her supporters.
The final was Sharapova's fourth straight three set match, and she won all of them.
The final was Sharapova's fourth straight three set match, and she won all of them.
This fortnight, Sharapova was once again the fairest of them all.
This fortnight, Sharapova was once again the fairest of them all.
Sharapova improved to 19-1 on clay this season and 54-4 since the start of 2012.
Sharapova improved to 19-1 on clay this season and 54-4 since the start of 2012.
Sharapova's 50th win at Roland Garros was arguably her most memorable.
Sharapova's 50th win at Roland Garros was arguably her most memorable.
Sharapova had kind words for Halep during the trophy presentation.
Sharapova had kind words for Halep during the trophy presentation.
  • Maria Sharapova had her game face on prior to her showdown with Simona Halep in Saturday's French Open final.
  • Sharapova was contesting her ninth Grand Slam final, having gone 4-4 in her previous eight.
  • Sharapova was facing off against Halep for the fourth time, having won each of the previous three.
  • Former Roland Garros junior champ Halep was competing in her first Grand Slam final.
  • Sharapova got pumped up as she took the first set, 6-4, Halep's first loss of a set all fortnight.
  • Halep staged an impressive rally in taking the second set in a tie-break after being down an early break.
  • Sharapova wore her emotions on her sleeve throughout the over three-hour clash.
  • Halep also got fired up during Saturday's battle, which was knotted at 4-4 in the third set.
  • The fans on Court Philippe Chatrier were provided with plenty of entertainment.
  • Sharapova rejoiced after closing out her her 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-4 triumph.
  • Sharapova climbed into her player's box to celebrate with her team.
  • Sharapova lifted the Suzanne Lenglen Trophy for the second time, having also been victorious here in 2012.
  • Halep and Sharapova proudly displayed their hardware after taking part in an instant classic.
  • Despite the loss, Halep will rise to a career-high No.3 on Monday's rankings.
  • Sharapova, who will return to the Top 5 on the new rankings, showed appreciation to her supporters.
  • The final was Sharapova's fourth straight three set match, and she won all of them.
  • This fortnight, Sharapova was once again the fairest of them all.
  • Sharapova improved to 19-1 on clay this season and 54-4 since the start of 2012.
  • Sharapova's 50th win at Roland Garros was arguably her most memorable.
  • Sharapova had kind words for Halep during the trophy presentation.
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