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Sharapova takes her French Open trophy into Parisian streets

June 09, 2014 17:07 IST

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Newly crowned French Open champion Maria Sharapova took her Coupe Suzanne-Lenglen trophy to the EiffelTower on Sunday.

She was greeted by fans as posed with the trophy in front of the one of the Wonders of the World.

Sharapova beat Romania’s Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4 to win her 2nd French Open title on Saturday.


Image: Maria poses with her trophy near the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Sunday
Photographs: Roland Garros via Facebook and Maria Sharapova/Facebook

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“Words can't describe how happy I am to hold this trophy again. Thank you for being part of the journey with me!” she posted on her Facebook page.

According to Sport24, Sharapova said if somebody had told her that she would have more Roland Garros titles than any other Grand Slam, she would probably have gotten drunk or asked the person to get drunk. 


Image: Maria Sharapova outside the Eiffel Tower on Sunday
Photographs: Roland Garros via Facebook and Maria Sharapova/Facebook

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The Russian said it is really amazing and said there is no substitute in winning the major titles, adding that one cannot just go out there and just do it without putting in the effort, putting in the work.

Sharapova added that one is not just born being a natural clay court player, maybe if one is Rafael Nadal then it is so, but certainly not her as she did not grow up on it, did not play on it. The Russian further added that she just took it upon herself to make herself better on it and there is no one else that was going to do that for her. 


Image: Maria Sharapova poses with her trophy on Sunday
Photographs: Roland Garros via Facebook and Maria Sharapova/Facebook

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