Maria Sharapova is without question one of the biggest tennis stars of her generation. Her achievements on the court have been matched by her superstar persona off it. Blessed with drop dead good looks and supreme talent on the tennis court, Sharapova is the quintessential tennis star that command a legion of fans. And her fans will get a an up close and personal look into her life, as Maria Sharapova’s documentary is out on iTunes.
— Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) June 19, 2017
She speaks about what she went through during the 15 month suspension period for the meldonium doping scandal. She also spoke about her team and her personal goals.
These are a few excerpts from an interview that she gave about her documentary.
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This is what she said about her time off the world tour.
“I learned how to be present in a situation,” the 30-year-old said. “It also gave me the chance to [see] what is life without what you’ve had for so long.”
She has a wonderful team that works with her round the clock.
Every step of the way — from the start to the return — my dad was there, pushing me to be better. pic.twitter.com/g9AgrvLfL3
— Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) June 18, 2017
“I spend more time with my team than I do with my family or my friends,” Sharapova said.
Even though her team made a mistake for which she served the 15 month suspension, she did not fire anyone because she believed in them
“There’s no way they’d never see me on the court again,” she says later, of her family and team.
She is known to keep herself in prime condition, even during off days.
“I’m doing this for my body. I’m not doing this for Roland Garros,” she said, even casually attending a Soul Cycle class in New York. “I’m doing it for me.”
When asked about what is feels like to be Maria Sharapova,
“It’s not an easy place to be at,” Sharapova said. “My mission is the first match, and the match after that. Whether it takes me to Paris or whether it takes me to London, I don’t know. But I hope so. I really do believe that I deserve to be there, and I deserve to be playing there.”
“Whether they love me or hate me, respect me or don’t respect me, they’re curious and so am I.”