Sharapova lost to Sabatini in the final of the virtual championship of the USA on tennis
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the Ex-first racket of the world Russian Maria Sharapova has defeated the Italian Gabriela Sabatini in the final of the virtual Open championship of the USA on tennis, the implementation of which was done by fan voting in social networks among former Champions of the US Open.
the organizers of the tournament held in absentia competition on Twitter and Instagram, among 32 winners of the previous years, many of which hit the net twice with the titles of different years. The strongest in each match was determined by a separate vote.
On the way to the final, Sharapova won the tournament in 2006, defeated Margaret Court, the Belgian Justine Henin, Martin Navratilova, representing Czechoslovakia and the United States, and the German Steffi Graf.
In the final for Sharapova voted 41% fan Sabatini – 59%. Italian was Serena Williams, Kim Clijsters and Chris Evert twice.
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male virtual Previously won the tournament champion-2000 Russian Marat Safin.