Tennis - World no. 2 Maria Sharapova, who completed a career grand slam last June in Paris by winning the French Open title, is now closing in on another milestone. The Russian is now only nine wins away from entering the 500 club.
Sharapova currently has 491 career wins and needs nine more for her 500th win. Daniela Hantuchova is also closing in on the milestone - having already won 494 matches.
Here is a list of those players who are closing in on the 500 wins club.
DANIELA HANTUCHOVA 494-324
MARIA SHARAPOVA 491-118
STÉPHANIE FORETZ GACON 484-379
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA 481-219
MARION BARTOLI 477-293
There are currently seven active players who have won 500 or more career matches with Jelena Jankovic becoming the latest.
VENUS WILLIAMS 631 159
SERENA WILLIAMS 577 110
TAMARINE TANASUGARN 531 410
NADIA PETROVA 527 290
FRANCESCA SCHIAVONE 511 364
JELENA JANKOVIC 501 271
FLAVIA PENNETTA 501 309
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