Maria Sharapova: 'My boyfriend challenges my bedtime quite a lot'


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Maria Sharapova: 'My boyfriend challenges my bedtime quite a lot'

Maria Sharapova ended her match against Rebecca Peterson at around 1:00 AM Melbourne time. The Russian player won in straight sets, 6-2 6-1, and in a press conference she was asked what's her bedtime. "10:30.

Like in bed at 10:00, sleep by 10:30. My boyfriend challenges it quite a lot, but 10:30 is my time", said Sharapova. Asked if a win against Wozniacki could be an extra boost for her, Sharapova added: "It's tough to tell because, I mean, if I'm looking at the past season, I only played 11 tournaments.

What I really wanted was matches, whether it was against Wozniacki or not. Yeah, I want to be playing the top players. When you're 30 in the world, 31, whatever I am right now, I'm going to be facing a top player in the third round.

That's the way the seeding goes. That's not the way I approach things. What I need, I need to be able to set myself up for the next round, and the next round is against Wozniacki." Sharapova also added: "I think there are certain things I want to improve.

I've been happy with the way I focused throughout the match, kept my concentration. As I said, two very different matches. It's not easy to start one match at 11 a.m., then 48 hours later, a little bit more, to start one that's just before midnight.

Just all those things, they're about adjustments. I have that experience. So I'm happy that I'm able to come out into a match like this and say, I've done this before, I know the drill, I know how this goes, I'm ready, and I need to step it up.

No matter what my opponent brings today, I have to get it done." ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title