Maria Sharapova Responds to Serena Williams Comments

Turns Out Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams Don't Like Each Other

6/22/13 in Tennis   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Blog Photo - Maria Sharapova Responds to Serena Williams CommentsAmong the other controversies in Serena Williams's recent interview with Rolling Stone was this statement she made that was a thinly veiled shot at Maria Sharapova.

"There are people who live, breathe and dress tennis. I mean, seriously, give it a rest." Serena exits the car and the conversation moves on to a top-five player who is now in love. "She begins every interview with 'I'm so happy. I'm so lucky' – it's so boring," says Serena in a loud voice. "She's still not going to be invited to the cool parties. And, hey, if she wants to be with the guy with a black heart, go for it."

Sharapova recently started dating Bulgarian men's player Grigor Dimitrov.

Turns out Sharapova heard it loud and clear, and in her pre-Wimbledon press conference, fired back:

"Obviously I have a tremendous amount of respect for Serena and what she's achieved on the court," Sharapova said. "If she wants to talk about something personal, maybe she should talk about her relationship and her boyfriend that was married and is getting a divorce and has kids. Talk about other things, but not draw attention to other things. She has so much in her life, many positives, and I think that's what it should be about."

Serena is heavily rumored to be dating her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou.

This sniping adds intrigue to the rivalry between Serena and Sharapova heading into Wimbledon. Of course, personal dislike aside, can it be called a rivalry on the tennis court when Sharapova hasn't beaten Serena in nine years?
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