Sharapova had entered the market potential world number one player after Caroline Wozniacki was eliminated in the quarterfinal round of the Australian Open. He competes with Petra Kvitova and Victoria Azarenka.
However, because the two rivals were qualified for the semifinals, including Sharapova, then exchange that converging on Kvitova and Azarenka, because today they are still ranked above Sharapova.
“I think I was lucky enough never be in that position (as the number one player). I guess they’re trying to get a position that has never felt got,” Sharapova said in a press conference after defeating Ekaterina Makarov, and qualified for the last four on Wednesday (25/01/2012).
“This is a bit different because I felt I had had experience in two things in my career, which won the Grand Slam and become world number one. You can not compare them.
“I tried to rise to win the Grand Slam. The more Grand Slam you can win, you will surely rank better too,” continued the Russian tennis player was pretty discouraged, as quoted by Reuters.
Sharapova, who collected three Grand Slam titles, will duel with Kvitova in the semifinals. In addition to the title hunt both at Melbourne Park after 2008, he also had a chance to avenge their defeat to the same opponent in the Wimbledon final last year.