Maria Sharapova is finally ready to return to competition, and she’s positively GUSHING with excitement (as are we, right?) Here’s the latest from her website:
“I am very happy to report that I will make my singles return to the tour in Warsaw, Poland, the week of May 18. Although it has not been an easy process these last few months, I really believe it’s made me a much stronger person in so many areas of my life professionally and personally. There are so many things you learn while you are limited to something you love doing. One of those things is patience, not my best virtue, but certainly one of my better ones now. Self belief…it’s important to have a great team and family helping and encouraging you, but unless you are the one believing, it will not happen. My family and coach have been a tremendous part of this comeback, and I think it’s important to acknowledge that without their drive, daily laughs, and endless belief in my ability, I would be sipping a pina colada on a deserted island (not that there’s something wrong with that, but playing tennis is just so much more exciting at this stage of my life).”
She goes on to describe her birthday celebrations (sunflowers, bonfires), her improved cooking skills, Russian Easter, and her first experience asking for an autograph (hint – not from a tennis player!) Click here for the post.
It’s really nice to hear Maria Sharapova happy and excited. I hope she continues to feel so great when she’s back to “the grind” of the WTA tour.
Not to be a bummer, but there was also some BAD news today in Madrid (for fans, but not Maria) – Serena Williams retired in first round play against Francesca Schiavone with a “recurring” leg injury. No word yet on if its keeping her out of the French. But it got me wondering – what’s worse, Roland Garros without Maria or without Serena?
I sure hope my worries don’t come true – we want all of our Glamazons fit and healthy!