On Saturday, June 9, Maria Sharapova won the 2012 French Open in her defeat of Sara Errani; her win was a career Grand Slam. As of Monday, Sharapova became the No. 1 female player in the world, which is an impressive feat considering a career-threatening shoulder surgery she suffered in 2008, which took her out of the top 100 ranking and out of the game for 10 months. The Russian-born player’s parents live on Longboat Key.
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Registration open for Longboat Key triathlon
The race takes place Oct. 19, beginning at the Resort at Longboat Key Club’s Islandside golf course.
Mote scientists study red tide bloom
The recent red tide bloom has been reported offshore of Hernando County in the area of a large fish kill.