Damn she couldn't use her chances, Sharapova was really beatable today.
Nonetheless, two great weeks for her, after the post-Memphis layoff spoiled some of her form. Apart from the match against Mattek where she couldn't handle the must-win pressure at her home tourney. But obviously, things will be different now on real outdoor clay. She has never won a match in Rome. Her biggest win on slower outdoor red clay dates back to Berlin 2008, where she beat then #14 Peer. Highest ranked player she beat since then: Amanmuradova (#75) at the 2011 FO. She needs to get to grips with that surface to be seeded in Wimbledon.
Maria is simply too good. She leads Head To Head now 5-1
Serena: "We have great personalities like Jelena (Jankovic) on the tour." Jelena: "If I had to pick someone after me, I'd pick Serena."
Good Luck Serena Williams Maria Sharapova Jelena Jankovic A. Radwanska V. Zvonareva C. Wozniacki N. Petrova M. Hingis T. Paszek A. Chakvetadze K. Sprem J. Dokic I. Tulyaganova A. Myskina GNTM 2017