Week #39: Sharapova back on the winning track

Maria Sharapova captured in Tokyo her first WTA title since coming back from a nine months abscence from August 2008 and May of this year because of a right shoulder injury. This is Sharapova's 20th WTA title and first one since April 2008. Sharapova comeback from a 6/4 4/2 down to Francesca Schiavone in the 1st round, but after overcame all her opponents including Jelena Jankovic, who retired in the final when she was 5/2 down due to a wrist injury. Polish Agnieszka Radwanska and Chinese Na Li completed the semis, in a tournament where the none of the top 6 seeds, including WTA #1 Dinara Safina, WTA #3 Venus Williams and WTA #4 Elena Dementieva, was able to win a single match.

Tokyo (JPN), Premier, $2,000,000

Final: Maria Sharapova (RUS) def Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 5/2 ret

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