five-times champion of tournaments of “Grand slam” and the ex-first racket of the world Russian Maria Sharapova after losing in the first round of the Australian Open the Croat Donna Vekic (3:6, 4:6) was determined philosophically, when asked to comment on his future.
“whether I’m still in Melbourne? I don’t know. This year I luckily managed to prepare for the tournament, and the organizers gave me the opportunity to participate [Sharapova received a wild card invitation]. Hard to say what will happen in the next 12 months,” said Maria.
Speaking about the fall in ranking and the Russian after failures in Melbourne will go down below the Top 350, — Sharapova said: “I don’t know yet where I will play next and if I choose the smaller tournaments. And in General – not only I have difficulties. I can share their problems, for example, to talk about the shoulder injury, but it’s not in my nature. I played. No matter how hard, I finished the match. Albeit unsuccessfully”.
“last year I spent seven or eight tournaments, — quotes Maria official site of the Australian Open. And I’m not sure I should pay too much attention to the rating, simply because I haven’t played and most of the year was injured”.
“as for work, I think I did everything right, worked as it should. But even this does not guarantee victory in the first round, third round or the final. This is the essence of our game. It is impossible to get out of a situation if you do not believe in yourself. Even if you do everything right, but don’t believe in yourself, it is unlikely that it will succeed.”