The women's singles final in the 2012 French Open featured an historic result on Saturday, as No. 2-seed Maria Sharapova dominated No. 21-seed Sara Errani in a straight set win (6-3, 6-2) to capture the title at Roland Garros and a career Grand Slam. Sharapova become just the 10th woman in open history to win all four Grand Slam titles. Errani had a great tournament run -- she knocked off No. 13 Ana Ivanovic, No. 10 Angelique Kerber and No. 6 Samantha Stosur on her way to the finals -- but the Italian couldn't secure the singles title after winning the doubles championship with teammate Roberta Vinci on Friday.
Sharapova used her power strokes to overwhelm a jittery Errani, hitting 37 winners to just 12 for the Italian. Errani pushed back in the second set with some nifty drop shots to push Sharapova a bit, but even 29 total unforced errors couldn't keep Sharapova from the title. She served well, winning 69 percent of her first serve points and holding Errani to just 46 percent success thanks to some very solid returns.
Head over to SI's French Open scoreboard for complete results from today's action.
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