Many of those positives were later essentially nullified because of scientific missteps by the World Anti-Doping Agency, but Sharapova's admission that she had neglected to keep up with changes to the prohibited list and continued to take the drug triggered a lengthy and tangled two-tier arbitration.
"Any time you play against Serena, you know what you're up against".
Still, it was an intriguing contest. They are Nos. 1-2 among active women in career clay-court titles: Williams has 13, Sharapova 11.
The first set showed the advantage of playing regular competitive tennis on the circuit.
Another unforced error gave Barty a break in the first game of the second set and there were gasps from the crowd when Williams hammered an overhead way beyond the baseline.
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'So I was, like, this is really interesting, but, you know, I don't know. I'm definitely here to compete and do the best that I can do. So I guess that is bad.
The last time Sharapova beat Williams was - get this - in 2004. "I have been wearing trousers in general a lot when I play, so I can keep the blood circulation going".
The Estonian 22-year-old defeated her more experienced counterpart 7-6 (8-6) 7-6 (7-4) after Kvitova had threatened a comeback after breaking Kontaveit twice when she served for the match. "I got so upset I started crying". I don't play anyone different.
The outfit called to mind Williams' black "catsuit" that she wore at the 2002 U.S. Open. The American made a brief foray on the tour earlier this season, but she played only four matches, going 2-2, at two events that are a notch below the majors. No one can do it like her. "I was, like, 'Oh, OK, I didn't expect to be reading a book about me - that wasn't necessarily true'". And that's one of her best assets: when her back is against the wall, the best comes out.
Serena eventually closed out the match 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, in an hour and 46 minutes.
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Halep has twice lost in the final at Roland Garros, including previous year. From a confidence point of view, this is big because it tells her that if she can hang in there long enough, her game will come back to her.
"There were a couple of rain delays so I wasn't able to [see her]".
"It's not easy because I want to be a good father, I try my best (laughs) but it's not easy to be a father, being a mother is hard too", he says. "I managed to stay aggressive and I played smart as well", said Sharapova.
"You know the challenge that is upon you".
Fognini joins compatriot Marco Cecchinato in the fourth round, the first time that more than one Italian has made the last 16 since 1976. I go extremely hard.
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