If the highest profile tour in women’s sport has an image of super-competitive super-rich players who don’t have much time for each other, the world’s two wealthiest women athletes went some way to dispelling it. Instead Sharapova and Williams were giggling and whispering in a way old school buddies might share the latest gossip. “You do not want to know about it,” grinned Sharapova when the subject of their chatter during the tournament’s draw was requested at a press conference.
On being told that the questioner did indeed want to know about it, Sharapova replied: “It’s not PG-13,” referring to a movie rating which indicates admission is granted to persons of all ages but parental guidance is suggested for those under 13. Pressed further, Sharapova added:
“We did not talk about tennis.”