She was beaten by former world number one Simona Halep.
Wimbledon witnessed a surreal five injury withdrawals on Wednesday, with Rafael Nadal's conqueror Steve Darcis and women's
What Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Victoria Azarenka at the Australian Open Reveal About Mental Toughness
Andy Murray won the first set of the 2013 Australian Open, but then went on to lose the final to Novak Djokovic. The match demonstrates that at this level of the game, it is mental toughness which determines the victor, not superior technical skill.
In years gone by it was somewhat accepted that women would earn less prize money than their male counterparts.
Maria Sharapova is the poster girl of women's tennis. The favourite for this fortnight's Wimbledon crown. An American in all but passport. She is adored by the WTA and her legion of fans, but off the record her fellow professionals talk very differently of Sharapova.