French Open 2012: 5 Reasons Maria Sharapova Will Win Gold in Olympics

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French Open 2012: 5 Reasons Maria Sharapova Will Win Gold in Olympics
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Maria Sharapova just completed her career Grand Slam, and when the new rankings come out she will once again be the world's top ranked player. 

She played brilliantly to win the French Open title, as she lost only one set in the whole tournament. 

Sharapova, who had lost her two previous Grand Slam finals, had little problem in the final against Sara Errani. 

In that match, Sharapova was able to dictate play from the baseline and surrendered just five games. The victory over Errani secured Sharapova a spot among the sport's elite, as she became just the 10th woman in history to complete a career Grand Slam.

If Sharapova is able to capture the gold medal this summer in London, then she will join Steffi Graf as the second woman to complete a golden slam. 

Sharapova was forced to miss the 2008 Olympics in Beijing due to tears in her shoulder tendons and will be making her Olympic debut in London. 

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