Maria Sharapova happy to be back in business
Maria Sharapova thinks the long hours she spent recovering from her shoulder injury will reap rich rewards and today she showed no signs of rust, and a dazzling array of powerful groundstrokes.
“Obviously I want to win many more Grand Slams. That’s every player’s goal. Just keep playing and winning matches. The more matches you win, the better you’re going to get, and the more tournaments you’re going to win.” Sharapova said.
The Russian, who spent 9 month out of the tennis competition is now just happy to back on court and competing at the highest level.
“It’s giving me a big thrill. But I’m not going to go out there and laugh every day. I still have to take care of business. I’m really enjoying myself. After putting so much work in and being out for so long, it’s gives you so much satisfaction to know that the work you’ve put in, at some point is going to bring you victory.” She said.
“Right now it’s just a thrill to be out there, competing and playing. You obviously never know, during those injuries and the setbacks that you have, if you’re ever going to get an opportunity to play again.
“So obviously it gives me a great feeling to be out there.” Maria added.
Sharapova also knows that she has to be patient before hitting the kind of level that took her to win the 2006 US Open and 2008 Australian Open.
“Time will tell. I tell myself it’s going to come with every match. We’ll see. I’m not in a rush,” she said.
“I still need matchplay. Being in a situation with matches is going to give me that feeling and experience back.
“I think that’s the most important thing. I’m happy to be out there, I want to finish the job as fast as I can. But I’m also appreciative of each situation and how I can come out and try to play a good ball game.” Sharapova concluded.
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