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Sharapova showed champion's mindset

Updated: July 3, 2004, 1:46 PM ET
By Pam Shriver | Special to ESPN.com

There's a brand-new superstar in women's tennis. Maria Sharapova has the game, the presence and the look.

What a final! Forget that Sharapova's only 17; that first set was flawless. We saw flashes of that ability in her quarterfinal with Ai Sugiyama and semifinal against Lindsay Davenport. But to come out that way against Serena Williams -- fighting from the first ball hit -- proved Sharapova's mindset. Then to win the first set 6-1, doing that to Serena on a grass court, is one of the most ...

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