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Feb 3rd, 2011, 11:27 AM
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London Olympics is my biggest goal, says Sharapova

Feb 2 (Reuters) - Former world number one Maria Sharapova, who is still looking to rediscover her best form after shoulder surgery, is excited at the prospect of competing at next year's London Olympics.
"The Olympics is my biggest goal in tennis and my dream is to represent Russia in London," Sharapova told reporters on Wednesday.
The U.S.-based Russian missed the 2008 Beijing Games due to a shoulder injury.
Sharapova, 23, is in Moscow for this weekend's Fed Cup first-round tie against France, making her eligible to compete for Russia in London.
She won three grand slam titles before turning 21 but has struggled for form since a nine-month lay-off following a shoulder operation at the end of 2008.
Sharapova is ranked 13th in the world and was knocked out in the fourth round of last month's Australian Open, a tournament she won three years ago.
The Russian is especially excited about the 2012 Olympic tennis event because it will be played on the grass courts of Wimbledon where, as a virtually unknown 17-year-old, she captured her first grand slam in 2004.
Sharapova also said she was eager for her Fed Cup home debut after making her first and only other appearance for Russia in the women's team competition against Israel three years ago.
"It was very tough playing in Israel because the crowd was really noisy and didn't behave very well," added Sharapova who led Russia to a 4-1 victory in February 2008 by winning both her singles matches.
"I'm sure we'll have the crowd on our side here in Moscow and they won't throw nuts and other things at us during matches like we had in Israel."

Feb 3rd, 2011, 11:32 AM
Thread-worthy information? :lol:
of course she wants to win the Olympics as well as the French :shrug:

The 2nd Law
Feb 3rd, 2011, 11:32 AM
Makes sense, she's won everything bar the French. Lena would certainly approve :p

I love seeing her in the fed cup environment

Pops Maellard
Feb 3rd, 2011, 11:33 AM
Go get it Mash! :yeah:

Marilyn Monheaux
Feb 3rd, 2011, 11:40 AM
Did they really throw nuts at them? :unsure:

Feb 3rd, 2011, 11:50 AM

Feb 3rd, 2011, 11:57 AM
LOL @ Maria being nutted on in Israel.

Feb 3rd, 2011, 12:04 PM
why is everyone obsessed with this olympics usually in tennis its an after-thought.

Feb 3rd, 2011, 12:10 PM
This London Olympics will be huge for her especially since she's never taken part in a single Olympics despite being a top player for so many years. All the best :hug:

Feb 3rd, 2011, 02:11 PM
Oh god...did they really throw nuts at her... F*ing idiots!