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Maria Sharapova Quotes
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June 28, 2015: “I was such a young girl. Looking back at the tape, I had such a baby face, and the emotions were really showing on that baby face. And I was a skinny girl, too. I still wasn't as tall as I am today. I kept on growing for another two or three years after that victory. So it's been 11 years now, and I look back on that and I relive that memory inside of myself. Your first grand slam title is very special. What would I say to my 17-year-old self, to that young girl who won Wimbledon? I would say, ‘Keep on doing what you're doing.’ In fact, no, I don't think I would want to say anything. Life is such an experience and you have to go through it and you have to learn. I don't think, even if it were possible, that I would want to be giving my younger self advice because you have to go through those moments when you have to pick yourself up or you have to take another road, or back up.”
— Maria Sharapova, recalled her stunning and only Wimbledon title as a 17-year-old ingénue that culminated with a shocking 6-1, 6-4 victory over Serena Williams in the final, on ESPN.com, before the 2015 Wimbledon.Feb 26, 2015: “Look, I actually believe that we attract what we’re ready for. Yes, I haven’t won against her many times, but if I’m getting to the stage of competing against someone like Serena, I’m doing something well. I’m setting up a chance to try to beat her and it hasn’t happened. But I’m not just going to go home without giving it another chance. That’s just not who I am and not who I was raised to be. I’m a competitor. I love the competition. I love playing against the best. And, at the moment, she is.”
— Maria Sharapova, vowing to stalk Serena Williams until she beats her after losing to the No. 1 Williams for the 16th straight time at the Australian Open.October 11, 2012: "Bottom line is the right answer has been taken by the tour. I started grunting since whenever I can remember. I see videos of myself and I’ve grunted for that long. Nobody told me to do it in Russia or in Florida. It’s just a natural habit."
— Maria Sharapova, whose loud shrieks have exceeded 100 decibels, telling Reuters she favors the WTA plans to muzzle the next generation with the aid of umpires armed with hand-held devices to measure noise levels on court.June 12, 2012: "It’s the most incredible feeling. I don’t know what to say. I’m so happy. I’ve worked so hard for this. It took a lot to get to this stage and even more to win it. There are so many tough days where you feel like giving up, but you don’t. It’s been such a journey to get to this stage again. If this weren’t my fourth Grand Slam title, if this were my only one, it would be just as special as it would be to win my fourth."
— Maria Sharapova, after she completed a career Grand Slam by winning her first French Open title.January 31, 2012: "It's frustrating (to lose in the final), but I have a pretty good head on my shoulders in terms of having a good perspective on sport and life. And as hard as it is, and as much as you want to be the champion, there's only one. That's why the feeling is so special when you do achieve that. That's why the work is so hard and extreme. That's why the pleasure that you get and the excitement is what you work for, because you know how special it is."
—Maria Sharapova, philosophical after being demolished 6-3, 6-0 by Victoria Azarenka in the Australian Open final.May 18, 2011: "This is just the beginning of many things to come. This is just a great start to everything."
— Three-time major champion, Maria Sharapova, after winning the Italian Open, her biggest title on clay.January 28, 2008: "If I loved a guy as much as I love my dog, the guy would be in serious trouble because I'm all over that dog, all of the time."
— Maria Sharapova, on her great love for her Pomeranian pooch, Dolce, in The Times (UK).
September 11, 2006: "I experienced it two years ago. I knew I wasn't done. I knew I had more in me. To win your second major is a cherry on the cake. But there are a lot more cherries that I'm going to put on that cake."
- Maria Sharapova, after backing up her first major title, the 2004 Wimbledon when she was 17, with her second at the U.S. Open with a convincing 6-4, 6-4 victory over Justine Henin-Hardenne.
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