Maria Sharapova has won her first ever French Open after defeating Italy’s Sara Errani with a 6-3 6-2 victory.
Despite the one-sided score line, Errani troubled Sharapova with some cute volleys, sliced forehands, daring drop shots but still found the Russian to be an insurmountable obstacle.
With Errani standing at just 1.64 metres, the statuesque Russian used her 24-centimetre advantage and wider wingspan to great effect as she chased down everything the Italian could throw at her.
The victory was wrapped up when Errani ended a prolonged rally by dumping a backhand into the net. Sharapova becomes the 10th woman to complete a career grand slam by adding the Roland Garros to her triumphs at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and the Australian Open.