Sharapova edges Halep for 2nd French Open title (Yahoo Sports)

Maria Sharapova of Russia reacts during her women's singles final match against Simona Halep of Romania at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris June 7, 2014. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe (FRANCE - Tags: SPORT TENNIS)

Nothing came easily for Maria Sharapova in the French Open final. Shots that would be winners against most opponents were retrieved by Simona Halep and sent right back. In an entertaining and undulating championship match – the first women’s final at Roland Garros in 13 years to go three sets – Sharapova showed that she’s as tough as they come, particularly on the red clay that used to flummox her. She edged Halep 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4 Saturday to win a second French Open title in three years.

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