Maria Sharapova hits back at Serena Williams’ comments on her autobiography

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Thursday, June 7th, 2018 | 0

Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams were supposed to square off in the fourth round of the French Open. Instead, they have engaged in a war of words after the latter pulled out of the contest due to an arm injury.

It all started after Sharapova’s autobiography Unstoppable, which has anecdotes of her past run-ins with Williams that started after their 2004 Wimbledon final, was termed ‘100 per cent hearsay’ and ‘disappointing’ by the American.

And now, the Russian has hit back at the comments, saying it would be ‘strange’ not to make any mention of Williams, against whom she’s played some ‘defining’ matches.

“Well, I think it would be strange for me not to include someone that I have competed against for so many years,” Sharapova said on Wednesday.

“I think there is a lot of autobiographies out in the world, especially in the sporting world, that don’t necessarily speak about whether they were rivals or someone they competed against.

“And I think we played many matches. Some of those matches were very defining for me.

“It would be very strange, I think, if I didn’t write anything about her. I think everyone would ask me questions, as well. So I’m not entirely sure how to go about that answer.

“When you’re writing an autobiography, I don’t think there is any reason to write anything that’s not true.”

Sharapova, who won the Parisian Slam in 2012 and 2014, crashed out in the quarter-finals after losing 2-6 1-6 to Spain’s Garbine Muguruza in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.

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