Monday, June 11, 2012

Rafael Nadal wins record 7th French Open title

Rafael Nadal won a record seventh Roland Garros title defeating Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 and in the process becoming the most-crowned man in Open Era history at the French Open.

Nadal thus becomes the undisputed King of Clay, overtaking the great Bjorn Borg who won the French Open six times.

Spaniard Rafael Nadal wins his seventh French Open Grand slam title at the 2012 Roland Garros championships

Rafael Nadal poses with the ball kids at the Roland Garros after winning the French Open 2012 title for the seventh time

Novak Djokovic, the losing French Open 2012 finalist congratulates Rafael Nadal on winning the Roland Garros title

Rafael Nadal reacts after winning his seventh French Open title overtaking Bjorn Borg

Rafael Nadal with his French Open 2012 men's championship trophy

Rafael Nadal poses with John McEnroe after winning his 7th French Open Grand Slam

French Open 2012 finalists - winner Rafael Nadal of Spain and runner-up Novak Djokovic of Serbia pose with their trophies

Pics courtesy: Thanks to the roland garros official site

Nadal is a magician at work in clay courts.. he is really the undisputed king of clay.. and French Open title collection will just keep coming to him.. I hope to see Nadal adding a few more to his collection of French Open grand slams before his retirement comes :) 

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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Maria Sharapova wins career Grand Slam with French Open 2012 title

Maria Sharapova took her place among the greats of the game by becoming the tenth woman in history to win a career Grand Slam, and the sixth in the Open era. Russian beauty Sharapova played some attacking tennis to down her challenger, the Italian finalist Sara Errani 6-3, 6-2 to win her first Roland Garros title in the form of French Open Women's championship 2012.

It’s surreal, the most unique moment of my career," Sharapova said about her victory. "I never would have thought that. I thought winning Wimbledon at 17 would be the most treasured moment of my career. But when I fell on my knees today, I realised that this was even more special. It’s not over yet. I’m not sitting here and saying I’m done because I’m far from it. I have a lot more in me to achieve. I always strive to be better. No matter how many people told me I couldn’t get to this point, I always listened to my own voice telling me I’m meant to succeed again. And I did.

Russian beauty Maria Sharapova with her French Open 2012 Trophy doing a photoshoot with Eiffel Tower as the backdrop

Maria Sharapova, Sara Errani pose with their French Open trophies as Monica Seles poses with them for a picture

A beautiful shot of Maria Sharapova with Eiffel Tower as the backdrop.... as Sharapova had a wonderful photo session after her career grandslam achieving victory in the form of French Open 2012 title

Sharapova in the French Open locker room with her Roland Garros title 2012

Maria Sharapova jumps out of joy after winning the French Open 2012 women's title and completing her career grand slam

Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova reacts after beating Sara Errani to win the French Open 2012 women's title and thus completing her career grandslam at the Philippe Chatrier court   

Sharapova enjoys her moment with family and friends after winning at the Roland Garros

Maria Sharapova kisses her first French Open Grand Slam

Sharapova in a photo shoot after she completed her career grandslam

Pics courtesy: Thanks to the Roland garros site...

This was a great victory for Maria Sharapova... I knew she had it in her to make it big again.. but this was a thorough victory... one that vindicated the fact that you can never write Sharapova off even after a career-threatening injury to her shoulders..  Hope to see Sharapova winning a few more grand slams... 

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