Maria Sharapova Wants More Grand Slam Titles [Video]
by Tom Gainey | September 26th, 2011, 7:01 pm

During an interview over the weekend in Asia, Maria Sharapova reiterated her pursuit of future Grand Slam titles.

Sharapova has three needing just the French Open to complete a career Slam. The 24-year-old was a finalist at Wimbledon before suffering a shock loss to Flavia Pennetta in the third round at the US Open.

Sharapova beat Vera Zvonareva in a Taipei exhibition match. The blond starlet is now in Tokyo this week as the No. 2 seed behind World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki.

Sharapova won her first round yesterday defeating Tamarine Tanasugarn.

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10 Comments for Maria Sharapova Wants More Grand Slam Titles [Video]

Kimberly Says:

go Maria-win GS and get to #1!

Kimberly Says:

how odd, WTA has three new champions of Gs this year yet you wonder if any of them will step it up and actually dominate to any degree.

jane Says:

I hope she gets the French one day and with her serve being rather nightmarish? Inconsistent? Awful? – the FO might be her best shot at another slam? But she has some things to work on. Go Masha.

Kimmi Says:

Sam stosur has a big game, the way she demolish serena! But she is never been consistent enough, hope this win can give her the confidence she needs. I actually thought she had more chance of winning the french than any other GS..and what does she do, she wins the USO.

If only sharapova can fix that serve, she has a chance. when matches gets too close she gets too nervous, hence double faults..

Kimberly Says:

stosur loses first round now in tokyo. this is what i mean, the three new GS champions not showing impressive follow up.

grendel Says:

In theory, Sharapova should find winning the French as hard as did Davenport – who never managed it. It’s a difficult surface for these big, heavy awkward movers. Galumpf. Sharapova , however, has a better shot than Davenport simply because she is less inclined to accept her own built in limitations and so can, occasionally, spring a surprise. If the luck is with her.

It is true, as Kimmi says, that Stosur has never been consistent. But the fact that she has done so well is in itself an astonishing turn up. Not so long ago, she was primarily a doubles player. Hard to think of a precedent for what she has done.

Hope she and Kvitova can wipe away the grand slam cobwebs from their starry eyes in time to be a force again for the AO.

Kimberly Says:

i am very disappointed. was supposed to play a USTA match and my opponent defaulted. was all geared up to play even though it was clay and my chances prob weren’t great. But on the road there got called off. Now instead i have to go to work :(. Was hoping for three hours of tennis not marketing/dealing with clients. Sorry off topic, just needed to vent.

Kimberly Says:

It astounds me that Maria is the #2 player in the world now. She’s got some great aspects to her game but someone with so many flaws to be number 2 is surprising.

jane Says:

Sharapova won Rome this year grendel and she’s been in the FO semis twice, so she’s not too bad on clay at all. Maybe she will spring a surprise, as you say. Hope so.

alison hodge Says:

it would be great to see maria win the fo,and to complete a career grand slam,it would also be great to have a world no 1 whos also a grand slam champion,no disrepect to caroline as i know its not her fault,but shes been there long enough,and has out stayed her welcome ,its time for a real worthy world no1,imo.

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