Sharapova Falls to Safina

Top seed falls in 3 sets
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 2, 2008 3:39 PM CDT
Maria Sharapova pumps up the volume at Rolland Garros.   (AP Photo/Laurent Baheux)
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(Newser) – Dinara Safina dashed Maria Sharapova’s French Open dreams today in an all-Russian free-for-all, ESPN reports. A screaming Sharapova bungled two big leads, rankling the crowd, which booed and whistled as she made her unceremonious exit . “They paid the ticket to watch me, so they must appreciate me on some level, right?” the top seed asked after her 6-7, 7-6, 6-3 ouster.