It’s official! Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova will be competing in the French Open Final for the third year in a row. This time, the 2012 champion will face off against Simona Halep, of Romania, in what is sure to be one of the most exciting matches of 2014!
Game, set, match! Maria Sharapova beat Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard on June 5, to achieve her third consecutive French Open final. Way to go, Maria!
Maria Sharapova In French Open Final: Tennis Star In 3rd Consecutive Final
Eugenie was hoping to become the first Canadian player to make a major final but she didn’t stand a chance against Maria, who is on a roll with a total of 19 three-set matches in a row now under her belt!
Maria may have dropped the ball on the first set in her last two matches against Samantha Stosur and Gabine Muguruza but she still ended up on top today!
“Of course I would prefer to win in two sets but in this situation she started playing so well,” Maria said of Eugenie in an on-court interview after the nearly two-and-a-half-hour match.
Don’t be too hard on yourself, Maria — you kicked butt today!
Maria Sharapova Loses 2013 French Open Final To Serena Williams
In the 2013 French Open final on June 8, Maria lost to her longtime rival, Serena Williams, who totally dominated the blonde beauty in a noisy and dramatic match.
Despite the major loss, Maria exceeded fans expectations last year, and we think she just might have what it takes to take home the trophy this time around!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are YOU rooting for Maria in the 2014 French Open Final? Let us know!
– Tierney McAfee