Sharapova cherishing her No. 1 ranking

Originally Published: June 13, 2012
By Joanne C. Gerstner

PARIS -- It had been less than two hours since Maria Sharapova fell to her knees, overcome with emotion, from winning her first French Open title.

Two hours since her tennis résumé changed forever, thanks to her becoming only the 10th woman in tennis history to win all four Grand Slams. Only Roland Garros was missing, and Sharapova won that championship through two weeks of dominant tennis.

Sharapova, who had changed into street clothes ...

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