Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova in the Wimbledon semi-finals is one of the best tennis matchups you could hope to watch. As of now, the record is 17-2 in favor of Serena (effectively the same as making Sharapova hold Serena’s pocket as she walks around) but we wouldn’t count Sharapova out just yet. [lead images via Getty Sports / Shaun Botterill / Ian Walton]
Our guess is that Sharapova knows that her timeline is running out to win Grand Slams tournaments, and there’d be no sweeter victory than stopping Serena from an unprecedented 4 Grand Slam titles in a row.
You gotta believe the professional respect/hatred is worth something.