21 May 2012

Sharapova wins Rome final

11:04 am on 21 May 2012

The defending champion Maria Sharapova has won the women's final at trhe Rome Masters tennis tournament, beating China's French Open champion Li Na 4-6 6-4 7-6.

With the match tied up at 6-6 in the deciding set, rain delayed the match for more than two and a half hours before Sharapova won the tiebreaker.

Li is still without a title since winning her first grand slam title at Roland Garros almost a year ago.

The French Open starts on Monday week.