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New perspective for Sharapova

Updated: March 28, 2011, 5:21 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- The phone, positioned discreetly behind the gray designer purse, flashed and Maria Sharapova -- in the middle of her Monday news conference -- smiled.

"My dad's calling," she said, sending the call into voicemail with a flick of her finger. "Sorry, Dad."

A few questions later, her sister suffered the same fate.

Nearly seven years ago, a shrieking 17-year-old from Siberia won the title at Wimbledon. Sharapova, ...

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