Sharapova said that Williams started to hate her after the defeat in the final of Wimbledon in 2004.
"After the final of Wimbledon 2004 Serena hugged me and said, "Great job." She smiled, but it was a mask. When I walked past her dressing room, then heard Serena crying bitterly. I hurried to leave, but Serena knew that I heard everything, — is spoken in the excerpt of the biography that was recently published by a Russian woman on Twitter.
"I think she hated me after that defeat. Not even for the fact that I won, but because I heard her crying — continues to Sharapova. — Say, after Wimbledon, Serena said, "I'll never lose that bitch".
Defeating Williams in the final of Wimbledon in 2004, Sharapova won the first five tournaments of "Grand slam" in his career. On account of Serena 23 of such title. The American beat Sharapova 19 matches (18 in a row) and lost only two. In the last 13 meetings with Serena she has taken only one set.
As you know, Sharapova returned to the court in April this year after a 15-month disqualification for the use of Meldonium. Speaking at the tournaments in Stuttgart and Madrid, the 30-year-old Russian withdrew due to a leg injury from the second round match at the tournament in Rome in mid-may and two and a half months of no playing. In August, Sharapova said on the tournament at Stanford, where he was already injured forearm.
A sore hand will not allow her to play in the tournament in Cincinnati this week. Recall that in the first round, Sharapova was supposed to meet with the first racket of Latvia Alena Ostapenko, but the doctor advised a Russian woman to miss competitions, order not to aggravate the injury before the Open championship of the USA.
The last in the calendar of tennis tournament "the Grand slam" starts on August 28.