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“Even if the players don’t like each other, they converse and are cordial,” says the coach.“That is definitely not the case with Maria.” In some ways, the coach adds, these powerful women really haven’t progressed beyond being teenagers.And Dick Pound, former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency, said that there had been a “fairly high prevalence of [meldonium] use in tennis.” But if there was any sympathy from Sharapova’s fellow pros, it wasn’t to be found in print.Wozniacki sniffed, “As athletes, we always make sure there’s nothing in it that could put us in a bad situation.” Petra Kvitová seconded that opinion, telling the Desert Sun newspaper, “We should all know what we are putting into our body.” Said Victoria Azarenka, “A lot of players are upset and disappointed.” Sharapova’s longtime rival, Williams, gave the closest thing to a pat on the back, saying, “[It] showed a lot of courage to admit to what she had done and what she had neglected to look at.” But perhaps the most damning commentary came from the woman long known as tennis’ sweetheart — 18-time Grand Slam champ and ESPN analyst Chris Evert.
It was a devastating blow, especially considering that Sharapova, 28, said she had been taking the drug for 10 years for a magnesium deficiency but neglected to notice it had been added to the banned list this year.
She was noted for her consistency, precision, poise, and grace and for popularizing the two-handed backhand stroke.
Evert, the daughter of a noted tennis player, early began taking tennis lessons from her father.
“These girls have been touring since they were 12, 13, 14 years old — their formative years — and they continue to travel in this same bubble. They live in a vacuum, so there are elements of jealousy when a girl rises in the ranks.” And schadenfreude when she stumbles.
There’s certainly plenty to be jealous of when it comes to Sharapova, though she had a far-from-glamorous beginning.