Maria Sharapova: I Do Occasionally Still Feel Like A Cow On Ice, And I’m Sure I Look Like It, Too

by Tom Gainey | May 29th, 2012, 10:46 am

Despite her recent success on her least favorite surface, Maria Sharapova is in prime form on the red clay. Today Sharapova rolled in her first round match 60, 60 over Alexandra Cadantu in the first round of the French Open.

Afterward, Sharapova admitted that sometimes she’s still a “cow on ice”.

“I do occasionally still feel like it, and I’m sure I look like it, too,” Sharapova joked after the 48 minute win.

Needing only a French Open to complete her career slam, Sharapova assessed her chances this week.

“I think everyone has a good chance,” she said. “It’s always about who takes their chances. Of course I’m really happy with the way my preparation has been coming into this tournament. I feel like with every year I have improved and I enjoy it much more.
You know, I think I learn a lot more about the game and the point construction. I feel like I’m moving a lot better than I did years previously, which has helped me a lot in the recovery process within the point. So, yeah, it definitely gives me a lot of confidence for this tournament.

“But just like any other event within this tournament, I hope that I improve with every round and get better. Whoever is across the net is that person that I’ll have to beat.”

Sharapova is seeded to meet rival Serena Williams in the quarterfinals. Maria won two clay titles this spring in Rome and Stuttgart.

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4 Comments for Maria Sharapova: I Do Occasionally Still Feel Like A Cow On Ice, And I’m Sure I Look Like It, Too

jane Says:

Maria with a double bagel and Serena knocked out of the tournament. Things are getting interesting on that bottom half now. Who will prevail?

Just Me Says:

A cow. Some of us agree that she is.

RZ Says:

I wish she sounded like a cow on ice. It would be more pleasant to listen to than her shrieks!

Dave from Tennis matches on DVDs Says:

I had Serena down as the probable winner this year. Still don’t think Maria will win.

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