Maria Sharapova after Indian Wells exit: Would have loved to stay longer

Mar 09, 2018, 10:52 IST | AFP

Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova suffered a shock defeat on Wednesday to Japanese No. 1 Naomi Osaka, in her opening match of the WTA Indian Wells tournament 6-4, 6-4

Maria Sharapova after her loss at Indian Wells on Wednesday
Maria Sharapova after her loss at Indian Wells on Wednesday

Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova suffered a shock defeat on Wednesday to Japanese No. 1 Naomi Osaka, in her opening match of the WTA Indian Wells tournament 6-4, 6-4. The former No. 1 and twice winner here, Sharapova was the tournament's major attraction after missing the last two events. "I wanted to do well here and not just because I won here a couple times. I would have loved to stay longer, it's not going to happen this year," said Sharapova, who had six double faults, won just 25 percent on second serve and saw her serve broken five times.

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