Zee Media Bureau/Rajdeep Saha
New Delhi: A day after pocketing a second French Open career title, Russian sensation Maria Sharapova said she wonders if she is ever going to fall asleep.
The five-time Grand Slam champion beat Romanian uprising star Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7, 6-4 on Saturday to win the title in Paris for the second time in two years.
Keep adding minutes to my alarm clock as if I'm ever going to fall asleep #didiwinthefrenchopen??
— Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) June 8, 2014
Saturday`s win - took her level with Martina Hingis at joint 11th on the all-time list -- now has a special place in her mind. She said it was incredible to be winning five Grand Slams in ten years. "It`s incredible to be sitting here 10 years after my first Grand Slam win, and to think that I now have five," she said.
Sharapova had lost to Dominik Cibulkova in the fourth round of the season`s opening Grand Slam in Melbourne. Though she made amends this time.
She will look to take this victory forward at the Wimbledon which is set to start in two weeks. With defending champion Serena Williams who will look to add another grass-court feather to her cap, Sharapova would hope to break the Serena jinx and repeat the summer heroics of 2004.