Sharapova eyes notable double
Russian attempts to be first woman since 2002 to win at Roland Garros and SW19
Last Updated: June 23, 2012 5:35pm
Maria Sharapova: Looking to follow up her French Open success at Wimbledon
Maria Sharapova admits she faces a tough task as she prepares to follow up her French Open win with Wimbledon glory.
Not since 2002 when Serena Williams performed the feat has a player on the women's side of the game achieved the double of Roland Garros and Wimbledon titles.
But the Russian, runner-up last year and a remarkable Wimbledon champion as a 17-year-old in 2004, is determined it is possible to lift both titles.
"I think it's the toughest back to back grand slam-wise, no doubt," admitted Sharapova, whose triumph in Paris came just a fortnight ago.
"Especially if you're coming off a French Open win or a final it's the toughest turnaround.
"As much as you want to celebrate and enjoy, you come here and it's like a whole new ball game."
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"As much as you want to celebrate and enjoy, you come here and it's like a whole new ball game.
"As far as the success I had at the French Open is concerned, my first time getting to the finals and winning it and coming here, I think it's not really what has been achieved before, I think it's going out there and trying to achieve something that you want to do."
By winning in Paris, Sharapova became just the 10th woman to complete the career grand slam of titles at all four majors.
But she is still eager for more success. "I'm certainly very happy with what I achieved, but that doesn't make me less eager to want to achieve more," she said.