Maria Sharapova is gone from Wimbledon already, having lost today to anonymous, 154th-ranked Russian Alla Kudryavtseva 6-2, 6-4.
This would’ve been a much bigger story a few years ago, but Sharapova’s popularity seems to be on the wane. What, with the dumbing down of her sex appeal on the court (oh, she put a ball in her pocket!) and her resistance to Tour promotion, she’s already become an also-ran off the court. And now it appears she may be becoming more of one on it.
Perhaps hiring Richard Williams as a public relations consultant wasn’t such a great idea after all.