Sharapova Tries Her Regular Routine But Fails

Written by: on 23rd January 2013
Print This Post Print This Post
Tennis Australian Open 2013
Sharapova Tries Her Regular Routine But Fails

epa03549484 Maria Sharapova of Russia serves during her quarter final match against Ekaterina Makarova of Russia at the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia, 22 January 2013. EPA/Ryan Pierse Pool  |

With the loss of a only nine games heading into her semi-final with China’s Li Na, Maria Sharapova is certainly doing something right with her tennis. And the second seed doesn’t really want to change even a small detail in her approach as she bids for a second Australian Open title. The highest-earning woman in sport is also a moving billboard for clothing sponsor Nike, and that requires wearing the same outfit during matches day after day. While the businesswoman in her knows how to handle this, the girl sometime yearns for mover variety in her wardrobe. “If it was good for business, I’d wear a different dress for every match. But the dresses are the same for every match. If you played well, you’re wearing it again, great; if you didn’t, it’s just bad luck. You have to wear it again.” The Russian says that her (top-secret) routine is all part of the master plans as she goes about the business of winning. “I have my routine. I wouldn’t say it’s very superstitious. But I think over the years when you find a routine that works for you, you stick with it, whether it’s the times and when you warm up, how long, how long you like to give yourself before a match. “It’s more those things that make you just feel comfortable because you know it’s worked for you before.”

Topics: , , , , ,





10sBalls Top Stories

In Case You Missed It

ATP MONTE CARLO TENNIS PHOTO GALLERY SHARED BY 10SBALLS – MARIN CILIC, LUCAS POUILLE, & MORE thumbnail

ATP MONTE CARLO TENNIS PHOTO GALLERY SHARED BY 10SBALLS – MARIN CILIC, LUCAS POUILLE, & MORE

Click here to see some of the latest photos from the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters tennis.
ATP TENNIS RESULTS FROM MONTE-CARLO ROLEX MASTERS – RAMOS-VINOLAS OUSTS ANDY MURRAY • NOVAK DJOKOVIC & RAFA NADAL BOTH WIN thumbnail

ATP TENNIS RESULTS FROM MONTE-CARLO ROLEX MASTERS – RAMOS-VINOLAS OUSTS ANDY MURRAY • NOVAK DJOKOVIC & RAFA NADAL BOTH WIN

Check out the latest tennis results from the Monte Carlo tennis.
NOVAK DJOKOVIC, STAN WAWRINKA, & MORE PHOTOS FROM THE MONTE CARLO ROLEX MASTERS TENNIS thumbnail

NOVAK DJOKOVIC, STAN WAWRINKA, & MORE PHOTOS FROM THE MONTE CARLO ROLEX MASTERS TENNIS

Check out some of the latest photos from the 2017 Monte Carlo tennis.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARIA SHARAPOVA TENNIS CHAMPION – NOW 30 YEARS OLD thumbnail

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARIA SHARAPOVA TENNIS CHAMPION – NOW 30 YEARS OLD

"Ahhh finally, the book cover!! At the end of 2015, I decided to write a memoir. This September, those pages will finally be published.(Crazy!!) It's not easy to be the judge of your own work, but I can proudly say I have poured everything into it..."
10SBALLS SHARES UP-TO-DATE TENNIS RESULTS FROM THE ATP MONTE CARLO ROLEX MASTERS thumbnail

10SBALLS SHARES UP-TO-DATE TENNIS RESULTS FROM THE ATP MONTE CARLO ROLEX MASTERS

Click here to keep up with the up to date tennis results from Monte Carlo.