Sharapova says improved movement key to sustained success

by: Matt Cronin | March 17, 2013

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After she overwhelmed Caroline Wozniacki to win Indian Wells, Maria Sharapova—who will take over the No. 2 ranking when they are released on Monday—says her improved movement has helped keep her near the top of the game.

“Movement has always been something in my career which I have always said that I can improve, that I can get better at, the recovery, the movement, getting in the corner, getting myself back in position,” she said. “I'm a tall girl and for sure not the fastest or the strongest. We knew that since I was 10 years old that I was going to be tall and probably not the girl with the most muscle or lifting heavy weights. So for me a lot of the improvements I make are when I do those drills on the court and when I, you know, do a lot of tennis and do footwork drills and quick feet. Those types of things are really big for me. I'm not looking to go to the gym and squat with weights or do, you know, biceps, triceps. That's not really my thing.”

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