Re: Is Maria Sharapova getting better on clay... and worse on grass?
Hardcourt is her best surface.
She's still pretty good on grass, she made SF in Birmingham this year. Let's say she's been bad at Wimbledon the last two years. From 2005 to 2007, she lost only to the eventual champions.
It's a little bit of a myth that she sucks on clay. People are like "she doesn't slide, that's soo bad!" but actually she loses only to clay court "specialists". For example at RG since 2004, she lost to: Paola Suarez, Justine Henin, Dinara Safina, Ana Ivanovic, Dinara Safina and Dominika Cibulkova. She's efficient and I think she will eventually win it at RG.