Maria Sharapova On Her Long Comeback: 'I'm Not A Little Girl Anymore'

Maria Sharapova

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Yesterday, Maria Sharapova easily won her match at Roland Garros to move on to the semifinals of the French Open for the third time in her career.She is now just two wins away from completing the career Grand Slam which is quite impressive considering her career was in jeopardy just three years ago.

At that point, Sharapova had surgery on her shoulder which left her unable to compete for nearly a year. When she did return, she was ranked #126 in the world.

Now she is now ranked #2 and considered the favourite to win the French Open.

ESPN sat down with Sharapova and briefly spoke with her about her comeback.

Sharapova explains why winning the French Open is so important

Sharapova's discussed all the hard work she put into her career before her injury

And the agony of not being able to do what she loves

She explained that coming back from the injury was a lot like starting over

Sharapova has reached two Grand Slam finals since coming back from her injury

Sharapova says she always wants to improve both on and off the court as she moves forward in her life

Now check out another young star whose career did not taken off as expected

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