As all fans know, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams have always had a very turbulent. Within their book ‘Unstoppable. My life up to now ‘, the champion siberian devotes a long extract to his first win in a Slam, the historic that happened at Wimbledon in 2004 when she was only 17 years old (the second youngest to succeed in the it was Open after Martina Hingis).
His opponent in the final was Serena. In his book, Masha spoke about Williams ‘screaming’ in the locker room after his defeat. “For me, the real answer was there, in this locker room, where I was changing and she was crying.I think that Serena hated me for being the girl skinny the hit, against all expectations, Wimbledon ”, wrote Sharapova.
After crossing these lines, the 23-time champion of Grand Slam was disappointed. “I think that the book was 100% of rumors, at least all that I have read and the quotes that I read, which was a little disappointing.
You know, I’ve cried in the locker room many times after a defeat and that is what I have seen it do to many people. I think that is normal. And I think that, in any case, it shows the passion and the desire, you know, the will that you have in wanting to go out and do what is best, ” said tennis player of 38 years.
Williams leads the series, 20-2. The couple met for the first time in the fourth round of the Miami Open 2004, where Williams defeated Sharapova 6-4, 6-3. Their rivalry really began in the final of Wimbledon 2004, where Williams was the two-times defending champion; Sharapova overcame 6-1, 6-4.
Williams then lost to Sharapova in the finals of the WTA 2004 6-4, 2-6, 4-6. Since then, Williams has dominated the rivalry, winning all their clashes, with only three of their matches going to three sets.
Sharapova retired in February of 2020, with your last match in the first round of the U.s. Open in 2019; Williams defeated Sharapova 6-1, 6-1 in one hour exactly.