PARIS: Top-seed Maria Sharapova struck a philosophical tone after her dreams of securing a 25th WTA title at her first Paris Open were shattered by German ninth-seed Angelique Kerber. Sharapova struggled for consistency, while Kerber captured five breaks of serve over the course of her 6-4, 6-4 quarter-final win. "I know I could've played better, so that makes me feel good," said Sharapova. "If I'd played really well and lost, there'd be something wrong." The Russian revealed that she was particularly excited about the Olympics. "I couldn't compete in Beijing so I'm really looking forward to the whole experience."
Published in The Express Tribune, February 12th, 2012.
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