That 2013 off court debacle was perhaps the only time, outside 2004, when Sharapova owned Serena. Serena didn't help herself there with whole blaming the victims of rape comments either. That's why Serena had to apologise to Maria. But barring aside those two years, Serena has pretty much skull dragged Maria, her entire career. There cannot be any biography of Sharapova that doesn't acknowledge Serena's triumph over her, no matter how biased or unbiased the writer is.The one thing that I don’t like in this whole Serena Maria drama from serena is the fact that she is the one that started it . Maria has always been condescending and arrogant and I can see how she could be annoying . Straight up rude to your face ? Sometimes , but not to Serena . Until Wimbledon 2013 where we know what happened . And she was the one that threw the first punch . After Maria published her book , I can see why Serena would be mad at some comments ( specifically the one where she started crying or when she said she taunted her with the wedding ring comment ) , but she took it a step further when she played her at 2019 us open and her husband wore that T shirt .
At the end of the day , Maria was scared shitless when playing Serena , because she knew she had no weapons against her . But, just like Serena says all the players raise their games when they play against her ( wrong for most of them ) , Serena always raised her game when it came to Maria . And even if she doesn’t want to admit it , there was some jealousy involved there ( and i’d Say as it should , considering the attention Maria got for much worse results than Serena’s
And in her coop.Maria will forever live rent free in Serena's head.