Last season was one of long-delayed restoration for Sharapova. Since having surgery on her right shoulder in 2008, the former No. 1 had struggled with her serve, and her results had been just as shaky. But with new coach Thomas Hogstedt, Sharapova steadied them both in 2012 and, at 25, after nearly a decade on tour, had her most consistent season while also completing a career Grand Slam with her first French Open title...
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