Roland Garros: Serena Williams lets rip at Maria Sharapova after setting up fourth-round showdown

SERENA WILLIAMS let rip at Maria Sharapova after setting up the mom of all clashes together with her previous rival.

The tennis supermum booked a fourth-round assembly with the Russian – their first since January 2016 – by beating world

 Serena Williams celebrates after moving into the second week in Paris

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Serena Williams celebrates after shifting into the second week in Paris
 Serena Williams won in straight sets against Julia Goerges

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Serena Williams gained in straight units towards Julia Goerges

No eleven Julia Goerges 6-three 6-four, following Sharapova’s 6-2 6-1 demolition of No 6 seed Karolina Pliskova.

And Williams slammed the Russian for her autobiography, through which she talked about Williams crying after dropping the 2004 Wimbledon last to her and devoted plenty of area to speaking about their relationship.

Williams stated: “I feel the guide was one hundred% rumour, at least all of the stuff I learn and the quotes that I learn, which was slightly bit disappointing.

“It's a Wimbledon last, you recognize. So it's simply, like, I feel it will be extra surprising if I wasn't in tears.

“I feel what occurs there ought to undoubtedly perhaps keep there and never essentially speak about it in a not-so-constructive approach in a guide.

 Mike Tyson watched the action from the stands in Paris

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Mike Tyson watched the motion from the stands in Paris

“After which the guide was so much about me. I used to be, like, ‘Oh, okay. I didn't anticipate to be studying a e-book about me, that wasn't essentially true’.

“I didn't know she appeared up to me that a lot or was so concerned in my profession.

“I don't have any destructive emotions in the direction of her, which once more, was somewhat disappointing to see in that rumour guide.

“Particularly having a daughter, I really feel like negativity is taught. One of many issues I all the time say, I really feel like ladies, particularly, ought to deliver one another up.

“You already know, lots of people all the time assume that I really feel a special approach and it's not true.

“You already know, if something, I really feel like we should always encourage one another, and the success of 1 feminine must be the inspiration to a different, and I’ve stated that a thousand occasions.”

Williams’ phrases set up Monday’s match completely.

 Maria Sharapova beat sixth seed Karolina Pliskova on Saturday

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Maria Sharapova beat sixth seed Karolina Pliskova on Saturday
 Maria Sharapova was far too strong for Karolina Pliskova

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Maria Sharapova was far too robust for Karolina Pliskova

She and Sharapova haven’t met because the Australian Open quarter remaining of 2016, after which Sharapova examined constructive for banned drug meldonium.

The Russian’s 15-month suspension and Williams’ absence to have her first youngster delayed them renewing their on-courtroom rivalry, which the American has dominated with 19 wins out of 21 conferences and her final defeat coming in 2004.

Sharapova stated: “Properly, it's been some time, and I feel rather a lot has occurred in our lives for the each of us in very alternative ways.

“To have the ability to put myself again in these positions and to not draw back from these moments, to return out on centre courtroom and need the problem of shifting ahead and to have the ability to face Serena, I feel that speaks for itself.

“Regardless of the report towards her, I nonetheless come into this event and need to put myself within the place to play towards the perfect.”

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SERENA WILLIAMS let rip at Maria Sharapova after setting up the mom of all clashes together with her previous rival.

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