Win indicative of Maria Sharapova's survival skills

Originally Published: June 28, 2012
By Sandra Harwitt | Special to espnW

After a decade of watching Maria Sharapova win four Grand Slam titles, go through shoulder surgery, adorn the cover of magazines and newspapers and set many a man's heart aflutter, it would seem that we'd remember everything about the Russian.

But on Thursday, after she struggled to get by Tsvetana Pironkova 7-6 (3), 6-7 (3), 6-0 in a match that started Wednesday and was called for darkness, the top-seeded Sharapova reminded us of something we keep forgetting.

"I'm ...

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