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Maria Sharapova makes a comeback at the French Open

Maria Sharapova is proving that not only is her shoulder fit to fight, her game has come back too. 

Last year the former world number one underwent arthroscopic surgery on her serving shoulder and spent three months without touching a racquet, a sobering time she said allowed her to gain some perspective.

Maria Sharapova is making a comeback at the french open (Bernat Armangue / Associated Press)

Maria Sharapova is making a comeback at the french open (Bernat Armangue / Associated Press)

Just Wednesday, Maria Sharapova found herself in a genuine battle for survival against a tough opponent in the second round at the French Open and came through with the shoulder in one piece (still bandaged) and another victory to boost her confidence.

The score against Nadia Petrova, a former world No. 3, was 6-2, 1-6, 8-6 and Sharapova had to battle back from 4-2 down in the final set.

“I think it was a great match where I had to fight my way through many, many challenges and I did,” Sharapova said. “I thought I served well. It was actually one of the things I did best in the match. It was important to get a high percentage of first serves, to take control of the points. Nadia is a very aggressive player and she likes to get you on the run.”

“I kind of started stumbling away. Things went in the wrong direction,” said Sharapova, “I was just glad I Continue reading

Prince EXO3 racket reviews & photos

Prince officially launches the EXO3 series to the world on January 15th, 2008. No coincidence that it’s the same time as the Australian Open.

Prince EXO3 rackets

Prince EXO3 rackets

They have reinforced their reputation as an innovative company that creates significant “buzz” with the release of any new frames. The Prince EXO3 is no exception. With the success of Gael Monfils, the Prince EXO3 Rebel 95 has already established itself on the men’s tour. And after playing with it myself, I’d be surprised if this frame doesn’t find favor with many more touring pros. Somehow it re-writes the laws of physics to capture more energy – at impact – before it is wasted, and channel it back into the Continue reading