"I've been playing against older and stronger competition my whole life. It has made me a better tennis player and able to play against this kind of level despite their strength and experience."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Maria Sharapova on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Maria Sharapova on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Maria Sharapova on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Maria Sharapova on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Maria Sharapova on Mark Twain
"I've been very competitive by nature from a young age, whether it was eating a bowl of pasta faster than somebody else, or always wanting to be the first one in line."
"To be honest, everything in my life outside of tennis is great. I'm doing amazing projects that, if I didn't have time off, I wouldn't be able to focus on."
"I love to collect modern art."
"When you look good, you feel good. Confidence with what you're wearing is very important. If you feel good, you will always perform your best without worrying about anything."
"No matter what you study, the thing that you know best is what you grew up with."