Sharapova and Williams have met 21 times, with the American leading the head-to-head record 19-2 after 18 consecutive wins dating back to 2004.
The two players have had their public falling-outs over the years, but on the court Williams rules. But that winning streak could end in the fourth round at Roland Garros.
Serena Williams has spoken about coping with postpartum depression following her daughter's hard birth.
"I wanted to read the book and I was really excited for it to come out and I was really happy for her".
"This is the first time I've come into an event with, really, not too many expectations, you know".
"Honestly, sometimes I think I still have to deal with it". I think it's normal.
But Williams said she viewed Sharapova as the favorite in their upcoming matchup.
"The book was a lot about me". If I can do it, so can you.
"I think what happens there should definitely maybe stay there and not necessarily talk about it in a not-so-positive way in a book". NYT tennis reporter Christopher Clarey writes: "Serena Williams's personal life and priorities have certainly changed in the past 16 months, but she was not going to bid adieu to the French Open without a fight".
The Spaniard, victor in 2016 and seeded third, took just 62 minutes to see off Stosur, the former US Open victor, 6-0 6-2.
"Because there is nothing, ultimately nothing, more inspiring than coming out on the court and - whether you don't feel great or you're having the best day - to have to try to win a match after all we have already achieved". If anything, I feel like we should encourage each other, and the success of one female should be the inspiration to another.
Williams made only three unforced errors in the opening set, 12 in all.
Both players have traded barbs in the press over the course of the rivalry, some of which were extremely personal.
Sharapova has lost their last seven meetings in straight sets and has managed to take only three sets off the 36-year-old in those 18 straight defeats. "I was surprised about that, to be honest", Williams said.
Williams also addressed the doping scandal, involving Sharapova taking meldonium for health issues since 2006 - the substance which was added to the list of banned drugs in 2016.
After struggling and losing the first set against 17th-ranked Ashleigh Barty in the second round, Williams' performance Saturday was a major improvement.
Earlier, Sharapova marked her first appearance on Court Philippe Chatrier in three years with a 6-2, 6-1 rout of Karolina Pliskova while 10-time champion Rafael Nadal defeated childhood friend Richard Gasquet for the 16th time.
"You know the challenge that is upon you". Not yet. But on Saturday, she cruised past her toughesttest since returning to the tennis court after giving birth, and set up another one.
"I knew it was my match to win", the 31-year-old said.
"She competes better than anybody for a long, long time". "She's been playing. for over a year now".
The EU earlier threatened to counterpunch by targeting USA products, including Kentucky bourbon, blue jeans and motorcycles. Canada unveiled a package of counter-tariffs on USA imports valued at Can$16.6 billion (US$12.8 billion).
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What World Cup experience has tended to show is that it does not matter how many great players you have, or think you have. What is more important is how well they gel as a team and how confidently they get to grips with the tournament.
Now, after almost three weeks out of the public eye, people are wondering (and in some cases, worrying, ) about where she is. A few days later, reports stated that the first lady had returned to the White House following the operation.
The sources interviewed Friday emphasized that anything could "turn on a dime" with Trump; hours later, they were proven correct. The key, sources say, will be to find a way to give Trump the political cover he needs to claim a face-saving political victory.
It was Holtby who recorded back-to-back shutouts against the Tampa Bay Lightning to close out the Eastern Conference final. I think you'd be hard-pressed to find somebody who's rooting for the Capitals no matter how good they are.
Putin’s meeting with North Korean leader may be held
After a almost 80-minute-long meeting in the Oval Office, Trump, Pompeo, and Kim Yong Chol posed for a photo opp. But a meeting never came to be - and no sitting president has met with a North Korean leader since.
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Clinton eventually visited North Korea as a former president in 2009 to secure the freedom of two detained American journalists. Shortly afterward, however, the U.S. president said that he was still open to meeting with the North Korean leader.
NBA Finals Preview: Warriors vs. Cavaliers
Of course, Game 1 was a classic, perhaps throwing salt on the theory people are bored with these two teams playing each other. And then tonight in The Finals on the biggest stage, when our team played well, played our (butt) off, man, it ain't right.