Jaramillo: "Maria Sharapova was obsessed by...."

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Jaramillo: "Maria Sharapova was obsessed by...."

Maria Sharapova has won five Grand Slam tournaments (1 Australian Open, 2 Roland Garros, 1 Wimbledon and 1 Us Open) and became one of ten players in history to have completed the Career Grand Slam, a milestone reached on 9 June 2012 with the victory of his first Roland Garros.

She also boasts 36 singles tournaments, including the Wta Finals in 2004, and twelve Premier category tournaments. She has occupied the first position of the world ranking in singles on five different occasions, for a total of 21 weeks, becoming the first Russian player in history to lead the top of the rankings.

She became number one for the first time at age 18 on 22 August 2005 and for the last time in July 2012. She has been awarded the ESPY Award for best tennis player five times (2005, 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2014). Maria, engaged to Alexander Gilkes, a British art dealer, has also dedicated herself to the launch of a furniture collection in collaboration with Rove.

"Maria Sharapova was obsessed by...."

In a recent interview with Punto de Break, Gabe Jaramillo, one of Maria Sharapova's early coaches, said the beautiful Russian tennis player was obsessed with defeating Serena Williams.

Jaramillo sid: "Serena Williams? Hers was an obsession. We were at the academy, she hits a ball and I say Very well. She, however, replies with No, that's not good. With that hit I won't beat Serena Williams. Every move he was thinking of Serena From this we can see how the champions think, his mind was already five years ahead.

I remember when she was 14 and she lost in the Orange Bowl to Bartoli, who had managed to stay on the pitch for the duration of the game. The game ended for 60 60, it was December. In January, on the first day of training, we met and I told her to train for the serve, so that would never happen again.

Seriously, she replies. I'm not training to play against Bartoli, I don't care. I'm training to play against Serena Williams. At that moment Serena was already number 1 in the world. Just imagine the final at Wimbledon at 17, she had been playing that game in her mind for 5 years.

She was a special tennis player since she was nine. She might have looked like a harmless child until she picked up a racket. There she demonstrated all her champion mentality. She has always hit the ball with a lot of confidence.

Maria has always been a girl with great self-confidence, she is introverted, but to the world she is very confident in herself. This helped her to be who she is today."

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