Sharapova called the cause of the defeat of Williams
Russian Maria Sharapova said that in early August she again started to feel pain in the shoulder. This was one of the reasons why the former first racket of the world are unable to compete successfully at the start of the US Open, brings the words of Sharapova, the Women’s tennis Association (WTA)
The Russian lost to American Serena Williams in the first round of the US Open (1:6, 1:6). Throughout her career, Sharapova is often talked about shoulder problems. In mid-June she began to play tennis after treatment of a shoulder injury.
«Four months ago I underwent a procedure on his shoulder. So to be on the US Open in the evening match, which is of great interest, is wonderful,» said Sharapova.
August 6, the Russian has lost the Estonian Anna Kontaveit in the first round of the tournament in Toronto. She admitted that after the match it was almost a week of problems with his shoulder. «I tried to bring him back to normal. I think in that match I did something like 200 innings — a lot compared to the practice before the game,» said Sharapova. «Plenty of work, but if you can’t serve, it’s pretty easy. This is the biggest problem,» she said.
32-year-old tennis player said that he believes in himself, despite the loss to American women, and wants to continue to play. «I believe in my abilities. Can write me off. Many have done so, especially after 1:6, 1:6. But if you believe in yourself, then all will be well,» concluded Sharapova.
Sharapova — winner of all tournaments of a series «Grand slam». She has won the Wimbledon twice and the Open championship of France, at the time — the Open Championships of Australia and the United States.