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Maria Sharapova wins Tokyo title as Jelena Jankovic retires

Maria Sharapova wins Toray Pan Pacific Open title

Maria Sharapova claimed her first title since April 2008 when Jelena Jankovic retired during the first set of their Toray Pan Pacific Open final.

The unseeded Russian, ranked 25th in the world, was leading 5-2 in the first set when the seventh-seeded Serb withdrew because of a right wrist injury.

The 2009 Toray Pan Pacific title is Sharapova’s first since her comeback from a shoulder injury in May. The Russian had been out for nine long months.

"To go from not knowing whether you'll ever play the sport again to holding a trophy, it's an unbelievable feeling," said the 22-year-old Grand Slam champion. (via Sony Ericsson WTA Tour)

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6 thoughts on “Maria Sharapova wins Tokyo title as Jelena Jankovic retires

  1. maca-oh

    well done masha!!!
    I hate when someone says that she didn't deserve it because jankovic reitred, man she was playing there for whole week not only one match!
    this is a prove that maria is really back and I'm sure she'll end this season with one more title in Beijing:D

  2. Hammad

    Congratulation to Maria sheropova and her fans…. Maria sharopova is great great player……… Best of luck, you'll win more tournaments, Inshallah……

  3. Pingback: Japanese Date Krumm upsets defending Tokyo champion Sharapova in round one | Maria Sharapova

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