Sharapova Wins Italian Open




The first time is a charm but so is the 26th! Maria Sharapova lifted her 26th cup on Sunday winning the Italian Open in Rome.

Maria Sharapova wins Italian Open

Maria Sharapova wins Italian Open

The weather was having its rainy moods but the winds could not shake off the determination from Sharapova as she seized the day against Li Na, last year’s Wimbledon Champion. The match ended with scores 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5). There were times when it seemed as though Li Na had the game to her side but then again Sharapova has always come out as the fighter. She continued pushing and managed to win the title.

The score of the first set was 4-6 and it looked grim for Sharapova then but she saved a match point in the third set. By this time the rain was not cooperating one bit and the match was halted for two hours. When the players came to resume the match again, so did the rain but the game was completed.

After long rallies and tiresome returns, the game finally came to a finish and the relief could be seen on both the players’ faces. They let out huge smile and even giggled a little when coming to shake hands at the end.

Sharapova was more than delighted to have won the trophy. She said that the game was very close and Li Na certainly did not make it any easier. She was on top of her performance and the game could have gone either way.

By the end of the game, the clay was muddy, the players were poring more of water than sweat and the spectators were trying to cover under whatever they had brought with them, but it was all a wild, satisfying finish.

Li Na did not seem too convinced of the results. She said that starting play, halting and then resuming twice in such weather conditions was more of a “joke” however she did agree that her opponent was stronger than her.

“I still have positive things to take away. She was just stronger and tougher.”

On the men’s side, the finals between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, is now postponed to Monday due to bad weather. Looks like the rain really wants to lay first!

Tags: , , , , , ,

Author:

Cricket

ICC Champions Trophy Final 2017: India vs Pakistan – Live Cricket Score

ICC Champions Trophy Final 2017: India vs Pakistan – Live Cricket Score

Posted by: Atish Home Chowdhury on June 17th, 2017

The two cricket giants of Asia; India and Pakistan will lock horns against each other at the epic ICC Champions Trophy finale match at the Oval on Sunday. India ..

Football

Match officials for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 appointed

Match officials for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 appointed

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on August 18th, 2017

With only two months to go before the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 kicks off, the FIFA Referees Committee has appointed 21 trios of match officials, represent ..

Tennis

Rafael Nadal vs Stan Wawrinka: French Open Men’s Final 2017 – Preview

Rafael Nadal vs Stan Wawrinka: French Open Men’s Final 2017 – Preview

Posted by: Atish Home Chowdhury on June 11th, 2017

The stage is set for the mouth-watering and nail-biting clash of the two Tennis stalwarts of the current era; Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka. This will be the u ..

F1

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on September 26th, 2016

Held on Sept 1st, The Outstanding Speakers’ Bureau (TOSB) Twinterview consisted of sports panelists such as Mark Gallagher (Public Speaker on F1 race), Shayam ..

Boxing

Boxing Federation of India successfully concludes AIBA Course and Examination

Boxing Federation of India successfully concludes AIBA Course and Examination

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on February 24th, 2017

Rohtak, February 24, 2016: In continuation to produce the AIBA certified Coaches, Referees and Judges; Boxing Federation of India successfully organised the AIB ..

Other Sports

Indian athletes begin impressively at 22nd Asian Athletics Championships

Indian athletes begin impressively at 22nd Asian Athletics Championships

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on July 6th, 2017

Indian interests on the opening day of the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships were high with national record holder Muhammed Anas easing into the semi-finals of ..

One stop guide to all the latest sports news, reviews, opinions, fixtures and live scores from India and around the world.

Copyright © 2017 | The Sports Mirror