Sharapova says she needs to beat Serena again before it's a rivalry
FROM THE BANK OF THE WEST CLASSIC – When the hair on the back of her neck stands up, Serena Williams knows how to play lethal, composed matches against her rivals. For the most part, Maria Sharapova does that too, but not against Williams during the past five years and the result was a resounding 6-1 6-3 victory for Serena in the Stanford quarterfinals.
FROM THE BANK OF THE WEST CLASSIC – The first time that Maria Kirilenko faced Serena Williams at 2004 Roland Garros, she took the now 13-times Grand Slam champion deep into the third set before succumbing. The Russian wasn