Maria Sharapova, former No. 1 female tennis player of the world, is quite confident that she will be able to make it once more to the top of the ranks after going through the ordeal of having shoulder injuries. Sharapova said that if she would be able to win another Grand Slam “would be the greatest achievement” of her career.

According to reports, Sharapova made the decision which made her bypass some exhibition tournaments that were held in Australia in order to play at the ASB Classic that would be held in New Zealand. The said decision is said to underscore her determination to reach the top of the rankings again.

The 25-year old will go against Svetlana Kuznetsova, Dinara Safina, as well as Yanina Wickmayer, the defending champion.

Sharapova said, “I have come back from an awful lot, something that could have taken me away from the game… I see myself back on the court, training, and getting better and I look at that as a positive… If I am able to win a Grand Slam after my injury, it would be my greatest achievement in my career.”

So far, Sharapova was able to win the 2004 Wimbledon, 2006 U.S. Open, as well as the 2008 Australian Open. However, since then she has been struggling with her shoulder injuries which may have slowed her down a bit.

Sharapova adds, “One of the advantages I have is the experience behind my back of knowing that I’ve achieved a tremendous amount and more than I ever thought I would as a child.”

Maree cartujano
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