Wimbledon 2013: Serena, Sharapova set up bitter campaign

Serena Williams, targeting a sixth Wimbledon title and 17th major, is fresh from her second French Open triumph, having beaten Sharapova in the final.

updated: June 23, 2013 10:46 IST
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London: Maria Sharapova tore into Wimbledon rival Serena Williams on the eve of the Championships, setting the tone for a tournament likely to be dominated by their unseemly public row.

The Russian blasted the defending champion for her controversial comments over a high-profile rape case and even ripped into the American's colourful private life.

In the astonishing attack on the world number one, Sharapova told Williams to keep her opinions to herself, laying bare the bitter relationship between the two.

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