It might not have been the glamorous victory that she wanted but after opponent Jelena Jankovic bowed out due to an arm injury, Maria Sharapova captured the title at the $2 million Pan Pacific Open. She won the event back in 2005.
It’s not like she was given the win, though. She was already ahead 5-2 in the first set when the match was abruptly halted by Jankovic. This is the first time Sharapova has won a title since Amelia Island in April 2008 since she was forced to take 10 months off due to a shoulder injury.
Sharapova collected $350,000 with the win.