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Russian PM congratulates Sharapova on second Roland Garros title in Facebook

June 08, 2014, 4:45 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, June 08, /ITAR-TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Saturday congratulated Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova on her second Roland Garros title.

“I congratulate Maria Sharapova on her Roland Garros victory! Well done!” Medvedev wrote on his page in Facebook.

In the next 60 minutes, Dmitry Medvedev’s post gained 2,700 likes from the prime minister’s subscribers who also congratulated Sharapova on her victory in their comments.

Maria Sharapova, 27, defeated fourth-seeded Simona Halep of Romania 6-4; 6-7 (5-7); 6-4 in the French Open final on June 7. She won her first Roland Garros title in 2012.

Sharapova is one of the world’s ten tennis players possessing a so-called “carrier slam.” She has won all the four Grand Slam tournaments in various years. Maria won Wimbledon at the age 17 in 2004; she was the U.S. Open winner in 2006; the Australian Open winner in 2008 and the French Open winner (first title) in 2012.

Maria has won 31 WTA tournaments in her career.

In an interview with Itar-Tass given after the final Maria Sharapova expressed the hope that Russian tennis would enter a new level in the years to come because Russia had many talented juniors. Also on Saturday, Russians Darya Kasatkina (17) and Andrei Rublev (16) won the junior Roland Garros tournaments.

Maria Sharapova is travelling to London to get ready for the Wimbledon tennis tournament.

“Wimbledon is starting soon. It is time to start training!” Maria told Itar-Tass.

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