Tag: Sir Lewis Hamilton

When I was young, I lost to Monica Seles 6–0, 6–1, and I really thought I had a good game. I came off the court bawling, I don’t know if I was 16 or 17, and told my dad, who was my coach at the time, that I really thought I played well.  I completely collapsed (laughs). But yeah, Serena was definitely the toughest, toughest, and most consistent competitor at her level,” Sharapova said during her appearance on the Never Stand Still podcast. Sharapova enjoyed a successful career as she won five Grand Slam titles and achieved a career-high ranking of No.  1 in 2005. “I found so many connections and commonalities with people when I talked about tennis,” Sharapova said. “I could have been in the best shape, I could have been playing the best tennis, but if my mind wasn’t there, it didn’t matter.”  Sharapova, 34, officially announced her retirement from the game in February 2020. Sharapova went down as one of the most popular players in tennis history. Sharapova was just 17 when she won her first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 2004.