|Maria Sharapova of Russia returns the ball during the women's singles semifinal match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, the United States, Sept. 7, 2012. Maria Sharapova lost 1:2. (Xinhua/Wang Lei)
MOSCOW, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Top Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova was satisfied with the near-concluded season this year.
After her Friday game with Belarusian player Victoria Azarenka at Flushing Meadows of the U.S. Open, Sharapova said she was happy to take all the results she had this year.
Sharapova kicked off the season with an ankle injury and huge uncertainty at the Australian Open. If someone had told her about the results of this season, although it was still not over, she "would have been pretty happy".
In June, Sharapova won the French Open title by beating Italian Sara Errani 6-3, 6-2. It was Sharapova's fourth Grand Slam title, following the Wimbledon championship in 2004, the U.S. Open in 2006 and the Australian Open in 2008.
In August, she took the women's singles silver medal in London Olympics after losing to Serena Williams 6-0, 6-1 in the final.
She also made the final of the Australian Open and the semifinal of the U.S. Open.
The 25-year-old Russian performed well during the ongoing season, local media reported, as she has never won one and reached the final of another tournament in the same year.
Commenting on the Friday game during which top-seeded Azarenka beat her 3-6, 6-2, 6-4, Sharapova said she regretted not to make the final. "This is the last one, it's where I would have love to get enough further," she said.