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She is arguably one of the most confident and greatest battlers in the women's game. "Masha" occupied the world number one spot for the last time in 2007. After her shoulder surgery in 2008, she dropped to 126th position in the ranking in May 2009. But she was able to recover and improve some of her shots, like her forehand and her clay-surface movement.
Sharapova will play her first final in Paris against the Italian Sara Errani on Saturday.