Paris: Maria Sharapova reached her first French Open final and reclaimed the No. 1 ranking by beating fourth-seeded Petra Kvitova 6-3, 6-3 Thursday, moving one victory from completing a career Grand Slam.
The second-seeded Sharapova lost her two previous Roland Garros semifinals. She`ll face 21st-seeded Sara Errani of Italy on Saturday with a chance to add to major championships she won at Wimbledon in 2004, the U.S. Open in 2006, and the Australian Open in 2008. Sharapova would be the 10th woman with a title from each major.
First Published: Thursday, June 07, 2012, 23:47