Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova said that American Serena Williams has hated it after the Wimbledon final of 2004, in which the Russian has won. This is stated in his autobiography, a fragment of which Sharapova has published in his account in Twitter.
"Serena and I should be friends. We have a common passion. But we are not," says the book. It is also noted that Williams after the final match Sharapova hugged, praised and smiled at her. However locker room Russian tennis player heard her rival was crying.
"I tried to escape from there as quickly as possible, but I'm sure Serena has heard me. People often ask why I have so many problems in matches Williams (19 out of 21 matches I lost). I think the answer lies in that locker room. I think she hated me because I, being a fragile child, beat her. But most of all she hated me because I heard her weep," written in his autobiography.
The Wimbledon final was held in July 2004. At that time, 17-year-old Sharapova beat 23-year-old Williams in two sets — 6:1, 6:4. She won the first Grand slam trophy in his career.
30-summer athlete at the end of April of this year resumed performances after a 15-month suspension for doping. In may, during a tournament in Rome, Sharapova was injured and eventually was forced to miss 2.5 months. On 3 August, she again suffered an injury and withdrew from the tournament in Toronto, Canada.