Within that span the world’s number player has retired a Grand Slam event has been held and gambling sites are struggling to keep up with the new world rankings within women’s most popular sports gambling draw. But the turnover and shuffling has been good for the sport and sports gambling in general and despite losing one of the greatest talents in the game the competition seems to be stronger than ever.
Just weeks before the start of the French Open Justine Henin stunned the world just as she had stunned her sports gambling competition so often by announcing her immediate retirement without going a fourth straight French Open title, something many gambling sites felt was well within her reach. Henin’s departure left the door wide open for someone to come in and not only take the title at Roland Garros but also takeover her ranking at the top of the sports gambling heap.
Many gambling sites felt as though Maria Sharapova was the one to takeover the number one spots gambling ranking, but after a disappointing French Open the Russian bowed out in the quarterfinals and her bid for a Grand Slam sports gambling tile on clay fell short. Instead, the woman that stepped up and shocked the women’s sports gambling world was Serbian player Ana Ivanovic.
Not only did Ivanovic play superbly and destroy her Russian opponent in the French Open Final she put herself on the sports gambling map for good. After glimpses of brilliance in 2007 a great start to the 2008 sports gambling season she is now a permanent fixture at or near the top of the sports gambling tennis odds. By claiming the first Grand Slam title of her career, she also grabbed the number spot in the world rankings and some gambling sites felt that she still hasn’t reached her potential.
But if she wants to hold on to that sports gambling ranking she’s got her work cut out for her as world number two Maria Sharapova is lurking not far back and with Wimbledon and the grass season coming up, the hard hitting Sharapova looks to be a in a perfect position to retake her number ranking in the sports gambling with a Grand Slam title in London.