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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Maria Sharapova bothered by her losing streak to Serena Williams

Maria Sharapova has won four grand slams in her career. Her first was in 2004, and her latest came last year at the French Open to give her the career grand slam. What’s somewhat shocking is that since beating Serena Williams at the finals of Wimbledon in 2004, Sharapova has gone 1-12 head-to-head against Williams. Yes, Sharapova will bring a 12-match losing streak against Serena into their final at the French Open on Saturday at Roland Garros.

Sharapova admitted that her losing streak to Williams bothers her.

“I’d be lying if I said it doesn’t bother me,” said Sharapova after beating Victoria Azarenka, per BBC. “I don’t think that it would be a pretty competitive statement if I said it didn’t. I would love to change that around.

“Obviously whatever I did in the past hasn’t worked, so I’ll have to try to do something different and hopefully it will.”

Williams, meanwhile, has won 30 matches in a row and trashed Sara Errani in 46 minutes in the semifinals to advance to the finals. Is she due for a loss finally? Maybe, but I don’t think that’s happening on Saturday. Serena owns Sharapova. But Sharapova does not seem to be too uptight entering the match. She tweeted a picture of herself relaxing at the park the day before.

Maria Sharapova park

Did I also mention that Sharapova has only won one set against Serena in their last 11 matches? Maybe that’s why she’s not sweating the day before the final.

Photo: Twitter/Maria Sharapova

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