LONDON – Maria Sharapova took quite a shot at Serena Williams -- and it had nothing to do with tennis.
At her pre-Wimbledon news conference Saturday, Sharapova slammed Williams for the tennis star's controversial remarks regarding a high-profile rape case and told her to keep her opinions to herself when asked about a recent interview Williams gave Rolling Stone.
"I was definitely sad to hear what she had to say about the whole case," Sharapova said according to a report by the Times of India. "If she wants to talk about something personal, maybe she should talk about her relationship and her boyfriend that was married and is getting a divorce and has kids," Sharapova said, who was defeated by Williams in the French Open final earlier this month.
In the article, the author also surmised that critical comments directed at an unnamed player by Williams were referring to Sharapova.
Williams apologized in a statement released through her agent on Wednesday. ''I am currently reaching out to the girl's family to let her know that I am deeply sorry for what was written in the Rolling Stone article,'' the statement said. ''What was written -- what I supposedly said -- is insensitive and hurtful, and I by no means would say or insinuate that she was at all to blame.''Add a comment