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Sharapova, others have shot at Open

Updated: August 10, 2005, 1:25 AM ET
By Matthew Cronin | Special to ESPN.com

Although Maria Sharapova could become the world's top-ranked player this week at the JP Morgan Chase Open in Carson, Calif., it certainly hasn't been a dominant year for a group of players who combined to snare four out of five major titles and the Fed Cup crown last year.

In 2004, Anastasia Myskina won the French Open, Sharapova won Wimbledon and the WTA Championships, and Svetlana Kuznetsova took the U.S. Open.

But this year, no Russian player has made it to a Grand Slam ...

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