Sharapova knows she is lying.
Stay bitter Sharapova. Trust, you don’t even register on Serena’s radar.
But why you lying?
What’s funny about Sharapova is… she hasn’t won a match against Serena since 2004… and hasn’t won a SET against her since 2008. (They have faced off almost every year since, and the closest that Maria has gotten was a 7-6 set - that Maria lost.)
Let that sink in… she hasn’t won a set… a simple set… in almost 5 years against Serena. Even Steffi Graf and Martina Navratilova said on numerous occasions that Serena is the top female in the game, regardless of what the rankings say. John McEnroe and Chris Evert both said that she’s the best female player in the game, and McEnroe said that she even rivals most of the male players.
Oh, and just a small note, Maria: Monica Seles? The one that you say is the toughest player you’ve faced in your career? Lost to Serena in 2003 and had this to say about her: “She has a great serve, a sweet return, fantastic movement and all this is combined with awesome power. As if this is not enough, no player comes close to being as mentally strong as her.”
Look at her, Maria. Look at the woman who has beaten you the last 13 times you’ve faced each other. Look at the woman whom you haven’t even won a set against in the past 5 years. 18 time Grand Slam winner Chris Evert said that Serena played the two best matches that she’s ever seen a woman play on a clay court (and that she’s the greatest player of all time), and you still contend that Monica Seles is the toughest player you’ve faced? Serena is the OLDEST woman to have the Number 1 ranking in the world. She has the best serve in the game AND the best return in the game. I think it’s time to give Serena her props.
NOTE: Of the modern era, only Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, and Steffi Graf have more Grand Slam victories… and Serena isn’t done playing.
maybe she’s not lying. maybe she already knew she didn’t stand a snowball’s chance in hell so she was already resigned to the fact that she wouldn’t win. that 2nd place is a hard spot, yo.