Maria is back in action on Saturday at Wimbledon. Maria will play world no.44 Alison Riske of the United States for a place in the fourth round.
Maria has played the 23-year-old once before in 2010 in Birmingham on grass and won 6-2 4-6 6-1.
Maria talks about playing Riske:
We haven’t played each other in a while. I believe the last time was in Birmingham.
Yeah, I feel like her game matches up with grass extremely well. She stays down really low, hits really flat from both sides, has had steady results on the surface.
It’s going to be a challenge. Yeah, I look forward to playing her.
Here is Saturday’s schedule:
Centre Court – 1.00 local time start
Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) vs. Rafael Nadal (ESP) (2)
Alison Riske (USA) vs. Maria Sharapova (RUS) (5)