Williams has monopolized on-court clashes with Sharapova for the last 14 years.
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Sharapova has not defeated her fellow former world No. 1 since 2004 – a streak of 18 matches – the same year she made her global breakthrough at Wimbledon as a slender teenager prone to fits of giggles.Williams, the three-time French Open champion and 23-time major winner, has vented her anger at Sharapova's claims that she had wept after losing the 2004 Wimbledon title match.Williams is particularly angry as Sharapova's claims came just months after the American had hailed her for the manner in which she announced her failed drugs test at the 2016 Australian Open.Williams has monopolized their on-court clashes for the last 14 years, so much so that Sharapova has taken just one set in a decade.The "black heart" was a not-so-subtle reference to Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov, a rumored former boyfriend of Williams', who was then dating Sharapova.
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