Maria Sharapova defeated/dominated Petra Kvitova 6-3, 6-3 in the French Open semifinals on Thursday to advance on to the French Open final, where she'll face 21st-seeded Sara Errani on Saturday.
With this victory, Maria is now ranked #1 in women's tennis, for the first time since June 2008. Maria was cruising along in those days before getting shoulder surgery, but it appears she's finally back to kickass form.
Here's what Maria had to say about reclaiming the #1 world ranking:
"It's pretty special," Sharapova said. "A few years ago after my shoulder surgery, I don't know if I had a ranking, but it was over 100. And I thought 'Well, I did it one time. So maybe again, I can try to do it.' "
If Maria wins on Saturday, she will have completed a career Grand Slam (she won Wimbledon in 2004, the U.S. Open in 2006, and the Australian Open in 2008).