This sounds so repetitive every year.
Hopefully you have a good grass season this year Masha, not like the past few years.
Sharapova believes she can win Wimbledon again
By RICHARD EATON, Associated Press Writer
6 hours, 1 minute ago
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP)—Maria Sharapova believes she can win Wimbledon again.
“I go in believing that I have a chance,” the 23-year-old Russian said. “It would be tough to go out there and step on to the court and to have the confidence to beat my opponents if I didn’t.”
Wimbledon starts June 21. Sharapova, who won the tournament in 2004, is warming up at the grass-court Aegon Classic in Birmingham, which starts Monday.
The 13th-ranked Sharapova welcomed the chance to play on grass.
“I really love coming on grass and the change from the clay courts and the different bounces. … It brings back a lot of memories,” Sharapova said. “I come into Birmingham every year wanting to play as many matches on grass as I can and to try and get really good practice the week before (Wimbledon) as well.”
Sharapova is seeded second at the Aegon Classic behind Li Na, drafted in as a wild card replacement for French Open champion Francesca Schiavone, who withdrew from the tournament.
Li beat Sharapova in the Aegon Classic semifinals last year.
“Obviously I want to play all of my five matches if I can and try and hopefully win the tournament,” Sharapova said. “I’ve had really good experiences here down the years. The tournament has brought me some good matches and good preparation for Wimbledon.”
To meet Li in the final, Sharapova must progress in a half containing defending champion Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia and Yanina Wickmayer, the 21-year-old Belgian who won the WTA Tour’s most improved player award.