Vid: The complete collection
This time 3 years ago, Maria Sharapova had spent a year off tour, dealt with a career threatening shoulder injury, dropped out of the top 100, and came back to play on clay with her game in tatters but her spirit ever the more steely.
If someone had told me then that she would one day climb her way back to No 1 and complete her career slam at Roland Garros, I would’ve probably recommended them a good psych.
But hey, what would I know?
With a title at each of the 4 slams by the age of 24, Sharapova officially becomes “history books” material, and on track to become the greatest of her generation (as distinct from the Williams’ and Henin generation, although that distinction is hazy at best). But more on that and the final later.
Right now, as a fan, I am simply proud of the resilience and dedication of a young woman in reaching the ultimate milestone on her comeback from injury.