I think Maria Sharapova can become one of the true greats. With her looks, talents, determination, confidence and grand slam winning ability I think few players can beat her.
Jul 7th, 2004, 12:55 PM
True, but she has a long way to go before she can claim to be one of the best ever. She must build on her Wimbledon success and continue to grow as a player, so that she can dominate the sport in a few years.
Jul 7th, 2004, 03:37 PM
Maria has all the qualities to dominate. She has the skills, the ability, the shots, the intelligence, the mental attitude and the hunger.
Hopefully she will start showing this in all her results from now on.
Jul 7th, 2004, 10:08 PM
Don't get over-excited. So far, her future looks bright. But we don't know if she can sustain the level of play and handle the pressure in the long run.
Right now it's too soon to talk about that. If she wins US Open then it'll be reasonable to ask questions like that. Still don't forget, many people believed that Venus or Hingis would become one of the all-time greats and look what happened to them.