Maria Sharapova back at the top of her game
PARIS -- Three years ago, it seemed unlikely that Maria Sharapova could ever reclaim her status as the No. 1 player in the world.
She had last been No. 1 in May 2008, but that was before a chronic shoulder problem could no longer be ignored. Sharapova was humbled, unable to serve or play without pain, and underwent reconstructive shoulder surgery in October of that year.
And when she returned in 2009 with her ranking 128 places lower, she wondered whether she could ...
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