"She can't throw, she can't pass, she has no touch": Agent of Sharapova calls her the 'worst athlete to ever win a Grand Slam

Thursday, 27 July 2023 at 16:43
Max Eisenbud has stated that his former client Russia’s Maria Sharapova was the ‘worst athlete to win a Grand Slam’.
Eisenbud worked with the former world number one as her agent for most part of her career where she achieved some notable success.
Talking about the positives and negatives of Sharapova, Eisenbud stated that most of the success of the 36-year-old was more down to her mental strength as she managed to achieve it despite having very limited talent.
"Besides being an amazing player at age 11 when I first saw her play, I think you all saw she was all business, she knew what she wanted, she'd dedicate her time and energy to becoming the best she could be," he said.
"I mean I tell people all the time she's probably the worst athlete that, and I'll tell her if she was here (laughing), the worst athlete to ever win a Grand Slam. She can't throw, she can't pass, she has no touch but she willed her way.
"I think she was mentally one of the strongest players ever to play the game and I would put her on that list with all that great champions, she just wasn't the athlete that these other players were. She knew what she wanted in business, on and off the court, amazing young lady.”
Sharapova had a more than decent career at the highest level, winning as many as five Grand Slams in the process.
Her first major triumph came in 2004 when she defeated the former world number one America’s legendary tennis player Serena Williams in straight sets with a score of 6-1, 6-4 to lift her maiden Wimbledon triumph.
Sharapova’s last big victory came in the year 2014 when she defeated the former world number one Romania’s Simona Halep with a score of 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–4 to lift the French Open.

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