Serena Williams swats aside Donald Trump's awkward Maria Sharapova theory
05 June 2018, 12:04 | Santos Harmon
Serena Williams was not impressed by a reporter's post-match question
The 36-year-old, making a comeback after maternity leave, told a news conference she had a pectoral muscle injury.
The 23-time grand slam singles victor then rejected Sharapova's suggestion that she hated her rival. "After the 2004 Wimbledon match with Maria, I had the opportunity to interview Donald Trump on his L.A. gold course, and he said that Maria's shoulders were incredibly alluring and then he came up with his incredible analysis: That you were intimated by hr super-model good looks".
"Physically I'm doing great". Once the extent of the damage is established, a decision will be made on her participation at Wimbledon, which starts four weeks today.
The 23-time grand slam singles champion will remain in Paris to undergo further treatment and is unsure when she will be ready to make a return to action. Williams sat out while pregnant and after giving birth to a daughter last September, and hadn't competed at a Grand Slam tournament in 16 months until now. "So it's really hard to be in this situation".
"I think the book was 100% hearsay, at least all the stuff I read and the quotes that I read, which was a little bit disappointing", said Williams. The French Open was Williams' first major since having her first child while Sharapova has returned after serving a ban for doping.
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Sharapova, victor of the title in Paris in 2012 and 2014, will face the victor of No.3 seed Garbiñe Muguruza and Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko for a spot in the semifinals.
"I was looking forward to my match against Serena and am disappointed that she had to withdraw", said Sharapova in a statement. "I think what happens there should definitely maybe stay there and not necessarily talk about it in a not-so-positive way in a book", she added.
She was scheduled to play Sharapova in a fourth-round match at Roland Garros, the third match on Philippe-Chartier Court after the match between Rafael Nadal and Maximilian Marterer.
However, on Sunday she took part in a third round doubles match with sister Venus, losing 6-4 6-7 (4) 6-0 to Andreja Klepac and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, and apparently aggravated an injury she had first felt the previous day. I sacrificed so much to be at this event. "I'm inspired a lot by what she's been able to do", Sharapova said. It's normal. If anything, it shows the passion and the desire and the will that you have.to go out there and do the best.
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