On Saturday, the player won her second title at Roland Garros when she beat Simona Halep 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 6-4, and pay per head services found out that she wants to add another Wimbledon title to the one she clinched in 2004.
Price per head sportsbooks remember very well when in that final, the 27-year-old shocked Serena Williams as a very bright 17-year-old, and further success appeared to be almost inevitable.
But pay per head services saw that in the decade since that famous win, semi-final appearances in 2005 and 2006 and a final defeat by Petra Kvitova in 2011 were the highlights of Sharapova’s appearances at SW19.
“I’d love to win it again. It marked my career and I appreciate that moment so much,” said Sharapova.
“It came so unexpectedly yet 10 years later to be having five Grand Slams, to come back and still be playing and still have the energy and the passion to win more, that brings a lot of joy because I want to get better and I want to win more.
“I think my results have been up and down in the last few years based on a few things. I’ve been to a final again, I’ve been to a couple of semi-finals, but obviously the goal is to win it again.
“I don’t care what my results were in the past. You start from a clean slate, that’s how I go into a Grand Slam.
“Even though you always remember those incredible moments of holding that trophy, you’ve got to try to erase that from your mind because you’ve got to create new ones.”
Price per head sportsbooks saw that between 2004 and 2008, Sharapova was able to win three Grand Slam titles before a shoulder problem put her career in serious jeopardy.
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“So many things have happened within those 10 years,” she said. “I’ve gone through a tough injury, I’ve had to come back. I feel like I was thrown a lot of adversity in my career.
“I’ve had to get through all that, and in the middle of it all I’ve had incredible moments like these: winning all the Grand Slams, being number one in the world, it’s all that a little girl wishes for when she’s trying to become a tennis champion.”