Maria Sharapova's book was '100 per cent hearsay', says Serena Williams

Maria Sharapova

"So I thought it was a flawless opportunity for me to kind of see how I would be and how I would go in that".

Williams revealed she made a decision to play in the doubles to test her fitness but now faces a race against time to be fit for Wimbledon.

"I have pretty much had every injury in the book".

Serena Williams of the USA (L) and Russia's Maria Sharapova shake hands after Williams won their quarter-final match at the Australian Open tennis tournament at Melbourne Park, Australia, January 26, 2016.

She first felt the ailment against third-round opponent Julia Goerges on Saturday but still played doubles with sister Venus on Sunday. "I didn't know what kind of problem, but I knew there was something really wrong", Mouratoglou said.

"I have cried in the locker room many times after a loss, and that's what I have seen a lot of people do".

"So it's really hard to be in this situation, but I just always try to think positive and just think of the bigger picture and hopefully the next events and the rest of the year". "I would have made her cancel the doubles, believe me". So it's extremely disappointing. I put everything on the court, all for this moment.

"The fact that I physically can't serve at all is a good indication that maybe I should just go back to the drawing board and stay positive and try to get better and not get it to a point where it could be a lot worse". Again, it hasn't been easy.

But once she returned to the stage where she hoisted the Suzanne Lenglen trophy in 2012 and 2014, the Russian showed she was could still be a destructive force as she left 2017 semi-finalist Pliskova running for the exit after 59 minutes. I sacrificed so much to be at this event.

It is Kasatkina's third victory over Wozniacki this year after she also eliminated the reigning Australian Open champion at events in St. Petersburg and Indian Wells. That's when I started to feel it.

"And I'm coming up on hopefully surfaces that are my absolute favourite to play on and that I do best on". "I wish her a speedy recovery and hope she returns to the tour soon".

Mertens was out of step throughout much of the match, and despite a small rally at the end, she gave Halep the win on a double fault - her fourth of the match.

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