Sharapova was all smiles after knocking off No. 1 ranked Amelie Mauresmo 6-0, 4-6, 6-0 in the semifinals at the 2006 U.S. Open. She followed that up with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over second-seeded Justine Henin to claim her second Grand Slam title. The 19-year-old finished the year ranked No. 2 in the world.