Serena Williams on the recognition of Maria Sharapova: “it takes courage”


Серена Уильямс о признании Марии Шараповой: "Для этого требуется мужество"

Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova

Serena Williams commented on the main topic these days in the world of sports: it is, of course, on the controversy surrounding Maria Sharapova, who yesterday has collected journalists and has admitted to having not passed a drug test and had to take a break in career.

Williams expressed his opinion about how loud the history involving her long-time rival, speaking at a press conference before a friendly match with Caroline Wozniacki. According to Serena, everything that happened shocked her, but she admired the courage of the Russian tennis player:

Many people are surprised and shocked. But many admire the fact that she told everything directly. Saying so, she admitted her responsibility in the incident.

In sports and in life in General there are always double standards, it’s no secret – whether it is about race or about the field. However, there is a very different case. As Mary said, she fully takes responsibility. But this requires courage and a big heart.

Серена Уильямс о признании Марии Шараповой: "Для этого требуется мужество"
Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova

Meanwhile, the press notes that Serena Williams can now full the title of the highest paid athletes in the world: earlier in such ratings it is often inferior to first line it is Sharapova. The Russian tennis player earned a good income advertising contracts, which now loses it rapidly. We already know that Maria suspends cooperation Rose, watch brand Tag Heuer refused to renew her contract, likewise reacted to the news of the Nike leadership.

Серена Уильямс о признании Марии Шараповой: "Для этого требуется мужество"
Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova

Caroline Wozniacki, by the way, also commented on the scandal, saying she was surprised that some of the athletes may not be familiar with the list of prohibited drugs.

Every time I take any medication, we check the two or three times. Sometimes this list may be even a simple nasal spray or cough medicine. We, sportsmen, always make sure that you do not take anything forbidden, so as not to get in trouble,

– said of the Polish athlete.

Recall, as explained previously, the attorney Sharapova, tennis player for 10 years he took the drug Meldonium and didn’t know that since January 2016 it is included in the prohibited list.

Серена Уильямс о признании Марии Шараповой: "Для этого требуется мужество"
Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki



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