Re: Today's performance by Maria was the best performance of the year
Sharapova did appear in the match that featured the "best performance all year," but it wasn't in Beijing, and she wasn't the one giving the performance. It was the final of the Olympics.
"I really have friends on the tour, and I'm really happy for it. ...I remember when I was young and someone told my father that I'm too nice for tennis. So I'm just glad that I can be nice off the court and fighting on the court." — Petra Kvitova, May 8, 2005
P. Kvitova def. S. Williams 6-2, 6-3