Australian Open – Sharapova tells Bouchard to be herself



Maria Sharapova mentioned on Sunday that she commiserated with her Australian Open quarter final rival Eugenie Bouchard over constant publicity her “the new Sharapova”.

Nevertheless, 27 years old Russian, she is yet fielding confronting along with Anna Kournikova although approaching 5 Grand Slams since her remarkable at Wimbledon more than a decade ago.

The 2nd seed at Melbourne Park is Sharapova this year as she pursues a 2nd Australian title, mentioned all 20 year old Bouchard could do was remain appropriate for herself.

“When I was coming up, I was compared to Kournikova for many years in my career,” said Sharapova, who routed Chinese 21st seed Peng Shuai 6-3, 6-0 to set up a final eight clash with Bouchard.

Yet rarely the name always comes up in interview and articles. That is just a part of the competition, as well part of the business. It’s comprehensible.

“As I mentioned while I was a teenage ‘I did not want to be the next anyone. I wanted to be the first”

“That is how I have been during my entire career. And we all desire to make our own ways and proceed with our career.”

Sharapova is from Florida who is the world’s reachest female sportsperson, with beneficial support pushing her incomes in the tens of millions annually.

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