95 Total Quotes

Maria Sharapova Quotes

Maria Sharapova
I’ve been playing against older and stronger competition my whole life. It has made me a better tennis player and able to play against this kind of level despite their strength and experience.
Maria Sharapova
#Competition

Maria Sharapova
The injury gave me some good time to work on my strength and physical form, ... I'm still doing physical therapy and strengthening, and it feels good.
Maria Sharapova
#Strength

Maria Sharapova
I hope to be able to play (the Gold Coast) in 2007, and will be doing everything possible in consultation with my doctors to be healthy enough to play this Australian Open.
Maria Sharapova
#Gold

Maria Sharapova
I want to play for Russia, I definitely want to play for Russia in Fed Cup competition,
Maria Sharapova
#Competition

Maria Sharapova
I also want to play in the Olympics and would love to represent Russia there as well.
Maria Sharapova
#Love

Maria Sharapova
I hit a shot. I turned away. The next thing I know, the crowd went silent, and I turned around and she's on the ground. I feel terrible for her.
Maria Sharapova
#Crowd

Maria Sharapova
It's so windy today I'm really glad I had a piece of chocolate cake last night or else I would have been blown away out here.
Maria Sharapova
#Chocolate

Maria Sharapova
She was picking the ball up early. She used my pace and the quickness of the court to her advantage and came up with some very good shots.
Maria Sharapova
#Advantage

Maria Sharapova
Sometimes I feel my arm is like a swan's neck - so weak.
Maria Sharapova
#Russian Athlete

Maria Sharapova
The first few games were a little bit tough getting used to the conditions, ... I haven't played a lot of matches. Then after a while you can really go after it. I feel a lot stronger in my arm. I move quite well. I don't think I have moved that well in quite a while.
Maria Sharapova
#Games

Maria Sharapova
It's disappointing but no hard feelings, ... I know you can't win everything and you're going to lose sometimes. I'll go home and train now and get ready for the U.S. Open.
Maria Sharapova
#Feelings

Maria Sharapova
I definitely feel Russian inside, even when I'm in America I feel Russian,
Maria Sharapova
#America

Maria Sharapova
Well, fans always root for the underdog.
Maria Sharapova
#Russian Athlete

Maria Sharapova
But strange things do happen in tennis and today's match was one of them.
Maria Sharapova
#Tennis

Maria Sharapova
That's not the way I like to win matches, but anything can happen in tennis.
Maria Sharapova
#Tennis

Maria Sharapova
I thought I played really well, ... I was in control for most of the match.
Maria Sharapova
#Control

Maria Sharapova
She's got a lot of fighting spirit out there, ... I was very proud of myself for being able to win that game. It was a very tough one.
Maria Sharapova
#Fighting

Maria Sharapova
I think at some point I may be able to dominate, but honesty, I don't think I'm physically there yet and I don't want to go out there and say I am, when I'm really not.
Maria Sharapova
#Honesty

Maria Sharapova
But in the future, dominating is something I would like, but I'm still not where I need to be physically or with my game.
Maria Sharapova
#Future

Maria Sharapova
There were some matches this year where I lost a little concentration and focus and thought I played some stupid points,
Maria Sharapova
#Focus

Maria Sharapova
But it's about being in those situations and learning from them and although I've played a lot of matches already in my life, I'm still pretty young and have a lot to learn. But I am learning and I think you can see that.
Maria Sharapova
#Learning

Maria Sharapova
I played really solid tennis. I played smart tennis. I took out her strengths. It's just exciting to beat someone that's playing such amazing tennis, especially after having a tough few months. I feel comfortable with the pace that I'm hitting and with the way I'm moving.
Maria Sharapova
#Tennis

Maria Sharapova
It's hard to get going when your body isn't there and your mind is on your pillow.
Maria Sharapova
#Body

Maria Sharapova
All the soldiers are down and it will be whoever can get up.
Maria Sharapova
#Soldiers

Maria Sharapova
You practice hard and work on a lot of things, but the actual competition is totally different. I was just trying to get in a groove.
Maria Sharapova
#Competition

Maria Sharapova
It's good I had a piece of chocolate cake yesterday, or I would have been in that globe somewhere [referring to a giant statue of a globe near the stadium]. I'm glad I gained a few pounds. I practice in Florida, but it's never like this. This was pretty extreme.
Maria Sharapova
#Chocolate

Maria Sharapova
I wouldn't say I'm in love with [the extra inches. Because if I wear heels, I'm like 6-4. It's a little too tall.
Maria Sharapova
#Love

Maria Sharapova
It'll be great. Of course I was disappointed last year. But . . I'll get my revenge.
Maria Sharapova
#Revenge

Maria Sharapova
It would be great. Of course I was disappointed last year, but I know I'll get the support again this year, and I'm going to get my revenge.
Maria Sharapova
#Support

Maria Sharapova
There was a lot of rustiness, ... The first match (after a layoff) is always tough. You practice hard and work on a lot of things, but the actual competition is totally different. I was just trying to get in a groove, get my feet wet.
Maria Sharapova
#Practice