Sharapova reveling in spotlight
Four-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova said "I still believe I can achieve a lot more" when reaching round two of Wimbledon.
The Russian demolished Anastasia Rodionova 6-2 6-3 on Centre Court on Monday and is bidding to become the first woman to win the French Open and Wimbledon in the same year since 2002. The world number one said she was confident she was over her long-standing shoulder injury and insisted she had still not hit top gear. "I still believe I can achieve a lot more. That's what drives me and gets me up in the morning," she said. "No matter how much success, how many downfalls, I believe I can be better." Top seed Sharapova shot to fame when winning in SW19 aged just 17 in 2004, and she added: "You've got to start back again from scratch and get yourself through round one and through to the final again. "It all starts from the beginning." Next up for Sharapova is an awkward encounter against the 2010 semi-finalist Tsvetana Pironkova, who she has beaten in straight sets in their three previous meetings.