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2012 Match Record: 48-14

2012 Singles Titles: 3

Career Singles Titles: 10

Major Titles: 0 _ Best: F, at Wimbledon (‘12)

Last 5 U.S. Opens: `11-2nd, `10-2nd, `09-2nd, `08-4th, `07-4th

Topspin: Retired during match at New Haven Open tuneup tournament, citing bothersome right shoulder, but expects to play at U.S. Open. … Never so much as a Grand Slam semifinalist until Wimbledon, where she broke through by making it all the way to the final before losing to Serena Williams. … Six of her first eight losses this season came against Azarenka. … Four of the past six Grand Slam champions were first-time major title winners.

MARIA SHARAPOVA

Seeded: 3

Age: 25

Country: Russia

2012 Match Record: 44-7

2012 Singles Titles: 3

Career Singles Titles: 27

Major Titles: 4 _ U.S. Open (‘06), Wimbledon (‘04), Australian Open (‘08), French Open (‘12)

Last 5 U.S. Opens: `11-3rd, `10-4th, `09-3rd, `08-Did Not Play, `07-3rd

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