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Maria Sharapova came into the 2012 French Open after a career-best season on clay. She had already won the WTA Tour titles, and held an 11-1 record on the red surface.
Having secured the No. 1 seed after defeating Petra Kvitova in the semifinals, Maria Sharapova won her first French Open title by besting Sara Errani.
Largely unchallenged, the 25-year-old asserted her dominance over the field, winning the 2012 French Open with ease. Sharapova lost just one set to Klara Zakopalova in the fourth round.
Upon winning the final match, Maria Sharapova became the sixth woman in the Open Era to complete the career Grand Slam. Sharapova added her name to a list that includes Margaret Court, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf and Serena Williams.