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Old Sep 12th, 2012, 05:06 AM   #3562
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Re: Off Topic....Anything Goes vol2

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Originally Posted by NashaMasha View Post
never seen it before, Navratilova in the interview pre-Wimbledon
Question:

Sharapova has now won all the four Grand Slams by the age of 25. You were 27 when you achieved that. How many more Grand Slams can she go on and win?

Martina Navratilova:

Well Maria Sharapova is 25. I won two Slams at that age. She now has four, so she is ahead of my pace, but can she sustain it in the next five years? She has been through a lot, an amazing story with her coming back after shoulder surgery that [would have made] most people retire. Or most certainly would not come back to where they were before.

It is an amazing accomplishment physically and mentally, and then emotionally. It is one thing to rehab your shoulder, but to overcome the mental obstacles where she had issues with her service motion, with the technique, the toss all over the place and double faulting – well, she stuck with it and she got over it and now her serve is a weapon and she is back to No 1.

I mean it is an amazing, amazing story, and she is 25, so again if she stays healthy, there is no telling how much she can win. She has improved a lot, she has much better footwork. She used to say she moved like a cow on ice when she played on clay, it certainly did not look like it in Paris. She improved, last year she was better, this year miles better, and it paid off. So there is no telling. If she stays hungry, she has got a bunch of Slams in her I think.
Wow,it would be cool if she could get to like 8+,but I think 6 is probably a more realistic number for her to end up at. Hopefully she eclipses Hingis
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