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Legendary compliment for Maria Sharapova

Billie Jean King: Maria Sharapova shining

Originally Published: June 28, 2011
By Sandra Harwitt

Tennis legend Billie Jean King, who won 39 Grand Slam trophies, including a record 20 at Wimbledon, sees a new generation coming through at the top of the women's game. Relaxing on the players' lawn at Wimbledon, King said the semifinal lineup of Maria Sharapova against Sabine Lisicki and Petra Kvitova against Victoria Azarenka is proof.

While Sharapova is the veteran of the group with three Grand Slam titles, King offered a reminder that the Russian is only 24 and should be able to win ...

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