After nearly two decades of professional tennis career, Maria Sharapova announced her retirement in February 2020. The 2020 Australian Open first-round match was Russian’s last appearance on the women’s tennis circuit. However, her records are still memorable and would be remembered for many years.
Sharapova clinched 36 singles, three doubles and an Olympic silver medal in her professional tennis career. Most notably, she won five Grand Slam and 2004 Tour Final titles.
Did Maria Sharapova Win All Four Grand Slams?
Sharapova lifted all four, Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open, Grand Slam titles. Mainly she hunted twice in Roland Garros.
As a 17-year-old, Maria began her major title venture in 2004 Wimbledon. Therein, No.13 seeded Russian registered four consecutive straight-sets wins after defeating Yuliya Beygelzimer, Anne Keothavong, Daniela Hantuchova, Amy Frazier.
Later on, Sharapova reached her first-ever Grand Slam semifinal after beating Japanese Ai Sugiyama in the three sets. In the last four, she stunned three-time major title winner Lindsay Davenport after dropping the opening set.
Maria eventually upset top-seeded Serena Williams in straight sets in the championship match to take her first Grand Slam crown to her home.
Sharapova claimed her second Grand Slam title at the 2006 US Open. She encountered Michaella Krajicek, Emilie Loit, Elena Alexandrovna, Na Li, Tatiana Golovin, No.1 seeded Amelie Mauresmo, and No.2 seeded Justine Henin.
Afterwards, Russian won her third Grand Slam title at the 2008 Australian Open. She overcame Jelena Kostanic Tosic, Lindsay Davenport, Elena Vesnina, Elena Dementieva, Justine Henin, Jelena Jankovic, and Ana Ivanovic without dropping a single set throughout the event.
When Did Maria Sharapova Win French Open?
Sharapova picked up her fourth and fifth Grand Slam titles in the Roland Garros Garden in Paris.
In 2012, Maria won her maiden French Open title following victories over Alexandra Cadantu, Ayumi Morita, Peng Shuai, Klara Koukalova, Kaia Kanepi, Petra Kvitova, and Sara Errani.
Later in 2014, Sharapova reached her third consecutive final at the French Open and claimed her second Grand Slam title on Parisian clay. Russian steered past Ksenia Pervak, Tsvetana Pironkova, Paula Ormaechea, Samantha Stosur, Garbine Muguruza, Eugenie Bouchard, and Simona Halep.