Maria Sharapova’s interview after her forth round defeat to German Angelique Kerber. (Source: wimbledon.com)
Q. You were the favorite after Serena exited. Does it make the loss today more difficult to take?MARIA SHARAPOVA: I always consider myself one of the favorites because I’ve won Grand Slams before; been No. 1 in the world. It’s absolutely normal for people to have high expectations of me doing well in Grand Slam stages.
I certainly do, as well. Today could have gone either way, and it didn’t go my way.
Q. What do you think the difference was in the match, and what will you take from the way you saved all those match points?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: I think there were a few little key moments in each set actually that I can learn from. You know, I was up in the tiebreaker and didn’t follow through. You know, it was great to come back in that second.
Had a really slow start in the third. She rode with that confidence. It was just a few points in the end of that. Maybe things would have been different if I won that game, but in the end I didn’t. Read more »