Re: Sharapova: What Went Wrong?
Well, I don't know how many current posters were active tennis fans back in 2004, but watching a young Sharapova blow THE Sereta Williams off court at Wimbledon, you had to think WOW Is this the new queen of tennis ? And to a large extent, the so-called "Hype" surrounding Sharapova has been built around that moment.
As it turns out, Sharapova has had a very, very respectable career, better than most in history actually AND as at least I believe, actually over-achieved compared to her technical ability. She personally has nothing to be ashamed off. But still, the burden of expectations (at least in the media) is still always built around that 2004 moment, so whenever she loses, people break out the same old "OMG what a waster career" nonsense.