After obtaining the tournament Roland Garros in the women, the Russian Olympic Committee decided that Maria Sharapova will be the champion of Russia in London 2012 . In this way, Sharapova, the current player number 1 world ranking of the WTA (Women’s Tennis Asociation ) joins a list of professional players who will carry the flag of their respective countries during the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.
The announcement was made by President of the Tennis Federation of Russia Shamil Tarpishchev who told the local press that hold an election in the past week was not easy for the Russian Olympic Committee, but obtaining Roland Garros, the chosen should be Sharapova.
Arguments of the election
Following the appointment, Sharapova posted on its website that frowns tennis’s popularity grows worldwide. Meanwhile, Tarpischev said at a press conference that it is also important that the courts take center stage at the Olympic Games since London 2012 Roger Federer (who goes by her first gold medal in singles) will be the champion of Switzerland, while the Spanish Rafael Nadal (Roland Garros winner in the men for the seventh time) will carry the flag of the motherland. Therefore, Sharapova will be the third tennis superstar of this edition of the Olympics that will lead the delegation of his country.
Since the government only praise for the tennis player were distributed as the Minister of Sports of Russia, Vitaly Mutko he said that, weeks ago, Sharapova was only one candidate to carry the tricolor flag, but with his victory in the Grand Slam to be played France confirmed its status as exceptional athlete and won the right to be the standard bearer for Russia.
Maria Sharapova on Saturday, 25 – year-old reached the title of Roland Garros champion, also called “French Open” after defeating in the final to Italian Sara Errani by a convincing 6-3, 6-2 consecrating as the best player on clay and retook the No. 1 WTA rankings after four years and three days outside the kingdom. With the win, Sharapova became one of the women who won all four Grand Slam tennis world circuit (Australia Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open).
No. 1, at the head
These statistics are impressive and show that we are facing a great athlete, however, the Court of London 2012 in the women will not be cakewalk even for the number 1 in the world.Anyway, Maria Sharapova will be the champion of Russia in London 2012 and will lead one of the largest delegations will say this in the Olympics. It is certainly the great sporting promise of the country with the largest geographical extent of the world during sports contest.