Roland Garros Stadium in Paris burst into applause as Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova grabbed the top spot in the women's singles final of the French Open tennis tournament, beating Romania's Simona Halep.
Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has reconsidered legally changing her surname to Sugarpova – her confectionary brand - for the two weeks of the US Open. The world’s highest-earning female athlete said getting a new passport would take too long.
Both male and female world number ones successfully defended their titles and top rankings at the Australian Open in January. RT talked with Russia's first female Grand Slam winner, 2004 Roland Garros champion Anastasia Myskina, to help explain why.
There is only one tennis player to have won the Australian Open three times in a row in the sport’s open era and his name is Novak Djokovic. The Serb gave Andy Murray no chance in Sunday’s decider - 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-2.