Legendary tennis player Serena Williams who has just returned to tennis after giving birth to her first child has aimed a big jibe at her fiercest rival Maria Sharapova at a press conference ahead of their French Open clash.
Sharapova in her book ‘Unstoppable’ had claimed that Serena hated her after she saw her crying in the locker room after beating her in the Wimbledon final.
After that contest, Serena has enjoyed a supreme record against Sharapova beating her 18-times in a row.
Serena said on Sharapova writing about her in her book, “I think the book was 100 percent hearsay, at least all the stuff I read and the quotes that I read, which was a little bit disappointing. I have cried in the locker room many times after a loss, and that’s what I have seen a lot of people do. I think it’s normal. It’s a Wimbledon final, you know. So it’s just, like, I think it would be more shocking if I wasn’t in tears… The book was a lot about me. I was surprised about that, to be honest. You know, I was, like, ‘oh, okay. I didn’t expect to be reading a book about me, that wasn’t necessarily true.”
Serena also added that Sharapova will head into the fourth round contest in the French Open as the favourite due to her spending more time on the court. “Quite frankly, she’s probably a favourite in this match, for sure. She’s been playing for over a year now. I just started. So I’m just really trying to get my bearings and trying to feel out where I am and see where I can go.”