Many tennis players use YouTube in order to prepare their respective matches and choose the best tactic, and Maria Sharapova is no exception to that. In a recent press conference, the Russian said: ‘We usually do a little bit of that, especially if I’m unfamiliar with a girl I’m facing, or sometimes a few highlights of matches I’ve played against players.
I don’t watch too much. But, yeah, it’s nice to have. YouTube is a good source.’ Does Sharapova ever watch her own videos? ‘I really dislike doing that. I’m not a fan. But it’s quite educational, at least that’s what the coaches tell me.
But, yeah, it’s good once in a while. It’s nice to see something from a different perspective because, I’m quite a stubborn individual. You see something from your own eyes on the court, but sometimes your coach, or this little camera on top shows you a different picture.
It’s nice to see that painting because sometimes it comes out completely different.’ Sharapova also explained the differences between wins and losses: ‘I like winning more than I like losing. I’m sure that goes for many people.
But no matter how things go within a match, that’s why I said I didn’t feel that I was positive enough, even though I was making a few more errors than I would have liked. And I wasn’t making enough first serves. But I was thinking about it too much instead of just like being in the present, saying, Hey, go up to the line; do what you do; do what you’ve done thousands of times.’