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Yesterday Maria Sharapova won her fourth 3-set match of this year's French Open to claim her fifth Grand Slam title. In the three rounds previous, Sharapova dropped the first set but rallied to victory as other top players bowed out. In the final, she let an early lead slip away, but toughed out a three-hour battle with fourth-seeded Simona Halep of Romania 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4. Now having won twenty consecutive three-setters on clay, this was certainly well earned.