Poll: Will Sharapova finally end 11 yrs of Serena pain?

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 09, 2015 17:29 IST

Maria Sharapova looks to end 11 years of misery when she tackles bitter rival Serena Williams for a place in the Wimbledon final on Thursday.

The Russian superstar has collected five Grand Slam titles - including the 2004 Wimbledon crown - and built a global brand that makes her the world's highest paid female athlete.

But the 28-year-old has still been left trailing in Serena's wake and she hasn't come out on top since 2004.

The 33-year-old American has a 17-2 lead in their head to head record, winning their last 16 meetings and depriving Sharapova of three major titles - in the 2007 and 2015 Australian Open finals and the 2013 French Open final.

Serena has also won all four of her semifinal meetings with Sharapova, defeated the Russian in their previous Wimbledon clash in the last 16 in 2010 and routed her in the 2012 Olympic final at the All England Club.

Can Sharapova finally overcome Serena in their semifinal clash? Vote here:

(With inputs from Agencies)

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