Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova said in an interview with Vogue that she respects American Serena Williams as an athlete.
“Nobody gives us respect for the fact that we – two women with a completely different past – were able to succeed for themselves and their loved ones, instead we are confronted with each other for our differences.” After all the injuries and defeats, it would be easiest to stop and to keep the desire to continue? With great respect I treat Serena as an athlete, “- said the Russian woman.
After Sharapova announced that in her doping tests there was found a prohibited drug meldoniya, Serena Williams supported the Russian tennis player, saying that she “showed great courage and a big heart.”
The winner of five Grand Slam tournaments Sharapova is serving a disqualification for an anti-doping rule violation. Initially, it was suspended for two years, starting on January 26, 2016, but the Sports Arbitration Court reduced this time, allowing the athlete to compete in tournaments from April 26, 2017.
Original: Шарапова рассказала о своем отношении к Серене Уильямс