Three The Hard Way For Maria Sharapova

Updated: June 5, 2014, 4:57 PM ET
By Jim Caple | espnW.com

PARIS -- The women's French Open final between Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. here Saturday, but Sharapova need not worry if she lingers too long tasting her beloved macaroons along the Champs-Elysees or posing with aspiring young players on her way to Roland Garros that day. As she has shown repeatedly this week, the first set really doesn't matter much.

Perhaps it's just that she simply wants to make things interesting for fans, what with so many other ...

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