Sharapova Gets a Cat's Revenge, Dethrones Aussie Open Champ Wozniacki
Once upon a time, a svelte blonde with a few singles titles and tons of endorsements wound up as the target in a doping scandal.
The fact that she was Russian -- accomplished PED specialists that they are -- didn't help the look at all.
Two years later, they finally got paired together on the court.
But as elite athletes know, if you're playin', just sayin' ...
In other words, no excuses.
Sharapova was on a mission in this one, and after Wozniacki -- last year's titlist here -- had built up a 4-1 lead in the first set, it showed.
The Florida-based Russian turned the match around to post a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 victory:
Afterwards, Sharapova didn't need to say anything to rub it in. Everyone knew.
And Wozniacki was merely terse, letting what was unsaid between her lines do the real talking.
Now that she's won a big match, the trick now for Sharapova is to win an alleged little one.
It's gonna take more than a personal-vendetta cage match to show she's back to being a Slam contender.