“Before my arrival, Anna had been the only Russian prospect at the academy, a cute blond prodigy.
Then I turned up, just as blond, hitting just as well, but even younger.
1 following her Australian Open victory, which was her last match before announcing her pregnancy.
“She was a grown woman, experienced, the best player in the world. Even now, she can make me feel like a little girl.” Williams topped the Women’s Tennis Association rankings in May at No.“Serena Williams has marked the heights and the limits of my career — our stories are intertwined,” Sharapova writes.“I approach every match against her with trepidation and respect.In tennis player Maria Sharapova’s new memoir, her one-sided rivalry against Serena Williams, which Sharapova admits began in her own mind, takes a stereotypical turn in regard to body image.She chooses to describes Williams’ body, including her “thick arms and thick legs” that are “so intimidating.” Sharapova, 30, became the first Russian woman to win Wimbledon, went on to hold the No. The International Tennis Federation suspended her for two years in 2016 after she tested positive for a banned substance.