Maria Sharapova wins Italian Open 2012: tennis (video) shows that the Russian tennis star has not won 3 grand slam championships for nothing. Sharapova came from behind to chase China’s Li Na in a tournament threatened and delayed by rain. Although Na played well in the beginning stages of the match winning the first set 6-4, it was not long before the Russian grand slam champion came back to fight for the victory in Italy.
World No. 9, Na, has won four out of the last 5 games that she played against world No. 2, Sharapova, and it looked like the second set was going to be dominated by the Chinese tennis sensation, but the table was soon turned as the Russian played some calculated and strategic tennis ending the second set 6-4 in her favor.
Having won the same title in 2011, the 25 year old confirmed to the rain-soaked fans that she’d be back to conquer in 2013.
Maria Sharapova Wins Italian Open 2012: Tennis (Video)
Maria Sharapova wins Italian Open 2012: tennis (video) and this is her second win of the year. Sharapova acknowledged Li Na as a winner on the day, and that “there were no losers.”