Sharapova beats Li to win Rome title
Russia's Maria Sharapova returns the ball to China's Na Li at the Italian Open tennis finals, in Rome, Sunday, May 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
ROME – Maria Sharapova defeated China’s French Open champion Li Na 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/5) on Sunday to win the Rome International in a rain-hit final.
Russian second seed Sharapova defended the title she won last year.
It was the 26th trophy of her career after a final in which she trailed 6-4, 4-0 at one stage.
The final was also interrupted by rain for more than than two and a half hours.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk.
Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate.
Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94