In her new autobiography, Sharapova calls Serena physically "intimidating"
In what is deemed by many as having racial overtones, Maria Sharapova in her new autobiography "Unstoppable : My Life So Far," made some interesting revelations about Serena Williams. Saying that Serena intimidates her, she wrote, "Her physical presence is much stronger and bigger than you realize watching on TV..She has thick arms and thick legs and is so intimidating and strong."
Serena is 19-2 against Sharapova. The only times Serena lost to the Russian was during the 2004 Wimbledon final and the 2004 WTA Tour Finals.
Reflecting on her lop-sided rivalry with Serena, Sharapova said, "I think Serena hated me for being the skinny kid who beat her, against all odds, at Wimbledon (2004)." She said that Serena hated her for seeing her at her lowest point. "But mostly, I think she hated me for hearing her cry. She's never forgiven me for it", Sharapova penned.
Sharapova believes that Serena was determined to crush her after Sharapova heard her crying in the locker room post 2004 Wimbledon loss. Sharapova claims she heard that Serena told a friend, who then told her, "I will never lose to that little bitch again."
Sharapova writes that she and Serena should be friends considering how they love the same thing and have the same passion but states that they are not friends. She says, "I think to some extent we've driven each other. May be it's better than being friends..Someday, when all this is in our past, may be we'll become friends. Or not. You never can tell."