24 March 2017
Maria Sharapova meets arch rival Serena Williams in Wimbledon 2015 semi final show down---confident to break the 11 year hoodoo
- Created on Thursday, 09 July 2015 16:19
- Category: Sports
In world’s women’s tennis there is no better enthusiasm for tennis fans than viewing live or on television a clash between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova..Such a match between Serena and Maria draws so much of interest among tennis followers as such all tickets at the related venues are all sold out and viewers worldwide are glued to televisions to watch the live action whenever to two heavyweights if women’s tennis clash...
The semi final show down at Wimbledon London SW 19 in the Wimbledon 2015 between the Serena and Maria on Thursday is the 20th clash between this magnificent duo. It had all started when the two initially met in the Wimbledon final in the year 2004 when Maria Sharapova shocked Serena Williams in the Centre Court having been crowned the Wimbledon Queen at the tender age of only 17 years thereby claiming her first Grand Slam title.
However during the next decade it was Serena the present world’s number one who had dominated the subsequent clashes having won 17 of them. The tally now stands head to head at 17 to 2.This is the 5th Wimbledon semi final for Maria Sharapova.
The Russian born 27 year old Maria Sharapova termed as the ‘Russian Beauty’ has since won only five Grand Slam titles, but as a model has built a famous global brand which has made her the world’s highest paid female athlete.
The 33 year old Serena Williams has prevented Maria Sharapova by winning three more Grand Slam titles when she was beaten in the Australian Open finals in the years 2007 and 2015 and in the French Open final in the year 2013.
Serena had quipped that she loves playing Maria as it brings out her best when she plays her and she relishes playing her.. For her she says she has no pressure going into this semi final clash. She had said she has not got anything to prove as she had won all Grand Slams, multiple times and for her she needs to play to only enjoy it. On the other hand for Maria it is more important for her to break the 11 year old hoodoo to which she is looking forward to. In all the recent meetings Maria had shown an obvious nervousness during her meetings with Serena.This is perhaps a psychological factor.
The duo’s rivalry over one another had remained over the years and had become more intense and nasty when Maria had dated Serena’s ex- boy friend Grigor Dimitrov and the relationship with her French coach Patrick Mouratogiou. These had caused the rivalry to mount up to unprecedented heights.
However Maria Sharapova is determined to break the drought reigned by Serena since her triumph in 2004 and hence the semi final clash is going to be a huge clash drawing tremendous spectator interest similar to that of a Grand Slam final.
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