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Mixed results from Maria Sharapova

With title in Madrid, Russian star enters the French Open with some confidence

Updated: May 20, 2014, 12:47 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

It's always about the drama with Serena Williams.

Just when it looked as if her French was fried, she took the court last week in Rome as if nothing had happened -- as if she had never pulled out of the Madrid quarterfinals with a tender left thigh. Williams, wearing no trainer's tape around the offending limb, came out and broke Andrea Petkovic in the very first game, at love. The final was 6-2, 6-2, and, after rolling through the Italian field, Williams once again became the favorite ...

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