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Warsaw Fact: Maria Sharapova Wins Singles Match In Poland

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In her first singles match in over nine months, Maria Sharapova defeated Italian Tathiana Garbin 6-1, 6-7 (6/8), 6-3 in the first round of the Polish Open in Warsaw. Although Sharapova knew it would take time to get back on her game, this match was perhaps a little more difficult than even Sharapova had anticipated.

“It was a little bit longer than I wanted it to be, a lot longer than it should have been.”

That’s what she said.

Actually, she really did say that.

It was a big win, not only for Sharapova, who has fell from the No. 1 ranking all the way down to No. 126 during her layoff, but a big win for attractive female tennis players over their mannish, homely opponents. I’m not kidding – check out Garbin.

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Nope. That ain’t right. Let us all thank Ms. Sharapova for dispatching that beast. I guess this makes Maria the female tennis player equivalent to Beowulf, in a manner of speaking.

Now put that thing back in its cage before it eats a child or kidnaps a woman of noble birth.  Sheesh.

Sharapova digs deep for comeback victory [Associated Press]