Jul 28th, 2009 14:10
roma sing, http://elusports.blogspot.com/
Sharapova’s fourth tournament since returning from a nine-month absence
to fix a torn rotator cuff in her right shoulder went no further than
day three of the Championships, as she hit a forehand long on Dulko’s
fifth match point to complete the Argentine’s 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 victory.
Sharapova had been suggesting that last summer’s tournament “didn’t
really exist” for her, and here was another Wimbledon when she didn’t
even come close to featuring in the prize-giving weekend.
This is two phantom Wimbledons in a row for Sharapova, a former world No
1 and a global tennis celebrity who is regularly spoken of as the
world’s highest earning sportswoman. “The losses are tough, more here
than at any other tournament,” Sharapova said.