In an interview the former world No. 1 Marat Safin spoke about Maria Sharapova’s 58-minute first round loss to Serena Williams in the US Open. Safin believes his compatriot should not retire from the professional tour yet. “People believes Sharapova should not lose to anyone.
I think it’s not like this. She left the top 100 rankings but she can get back. That’s life, there are clear and dark sides. It depends on yourself. You think that when everything goes bad, we have to finish our career. You think you understand everything”, said Safin.
Meanwhile in an interview to CN Traveler Sharapova spoke about what she does when she is on holiday: “I want to be doing nothing. Because I like to mix a little bit of culture with just being by the water. I love the water a little bit more than I’d love winter vacations in the snow.
Maybe because I was always, I grew up in Sochi, in Russia. I was born in Siberia, then I was in Florida and now I spend a lot of time in Los Angeles. I’m always around water and even though I don’t go in the water very often, that feeling like peacefulness of water is a nice feeling.
And whenever I go on vacation, I want that as well. But I think it’s more of an escape and usually I do a lot of research and I have a lot of, as we all do, notes in my phoneand I put a lot of places that I want to visit. And when I have two or three days—which is usually all I have in between some events or if I have a vacation, it’s usually a maximum of five days.
So I’ll go back to that list and I’ll choose a place that I’m keen on visiting, and I’ll go there and explore. And sometimes it ends up being an amazing trip and relaxing and sometimes it’s not what you expect, but at least you did it.”