On Tuesday, Maria will play No.1 seed Serena Williams of the United States in the quarters at the Australian Open in Melbourne.
Maria has played Williams twenty times before and trails the series 2-18.
Here is an extract from Maria’s press conference where she talks about the match:
Q. Likely Serena Williams up next. How do you put away, out of your mind, those recent losses and her record against you? Do you just completely forget about it or look back and think, How do I do better? How do you approach it?
MARIA SHARAPOVA: Absolutely. It’s not like I think about what I can do worse. You’re always trying to — always trying to improve. I got myself into the quarterfinal of a Grand Slam. There is no reason I shouldn’t be looking to improve and to getting my game in a better position than any other previous round. It’s only going to be tougher, especially against Serena.
Here is Monday’s schedule:
Rod Laver Arena – 11.00 AM local time start
Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) (4) vs. Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) (10)
Not Before: 12.45 PM
Serena Williams (USA) (1) vs. Maria Sharapova (RUS) (5)