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High fiveSteven LynchJune 16, 2014
Maria Sharapova's victory in this year's French Open spoiled her record of having won each of the grand slam tournaments just once. Is there anyone who has done this? asked Eric Bullock
I suppose that's an interesting record that Maria Sharapova will be glad to have lost, following her exciting win over Simona Halep (which, to answer someone else's question, was the first three-set victory in the women's singles at Roland Garros since Jennifer Capriati beat Kim Clijsters 12-10 in the final set in 2001).
There is now just one person who has won all four grand slam singles titles once each. It's the old American player Shirley Fry, who won the French Championship in 1951. Thanks largely to the emergence of the unstoppable Maureen Connolly, Fry then had a long wait for another major title, but she won Wimbledon and the US Championships in 1956, then took the Australian title early in 1957. At that point Fry retired, aged 29, to get married - and thus won the last three grand slam events of her career.
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