Earlier in the week Serena Williams’s coach Patrick Mouratoglou stated in the press that he though Victoria Azarenka was a better player than Maria Sharapova.
“For me, Azarenka is much better than Sharapova,” Mouratoglou told the New York Times. “There’s no discussion. Sharapova is a great champion. She has great qualities. She fights incredibly and has tremendous mental strength. But at some stage, her level of play hits a ceiling.”
When asked about those words after her 17th straight loss to Serena, Sharapova was quick. “I don’t think you’re ever going to hear nice words from him about me. I don’t expect that and I’m sure you don’t either,” Sharapova said.
When asked why that would be the case, she said, “I’m sure you know. You don’t need to ask me that.”
Two years ago at Wimbledon Sharapova famously talked about Serena dating a married man. “Maybe she should talk about her relationship and her boyfriend that was married and is getting a divorce and has kids,” Sharapova said two years ago.
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