Sharapova completes career Slam

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Updated: June 11, 2012

Russia’s Maria Sharapova became the 10th woman in tennis history to win all four Grand Slam titles on Saturday when she defeated Italy’s Sara Errani 6-3, 6-2 in the French Open final.

In what turned out to be largely one-sided contest, the second seed and new world No.1 led from the start, fixing the 21st seeded Errani with her biggest shots and giving her little chance to employ her own, more considered game.

The French Open title for Sharapova follows her Grand Slam triumphs at Wimbledon in 2004, the US Open in 2006 and the Australian Open in 2008 and it crowns her return from a serious shoulder injury that nearly wrecked her career.