Maria Sharapova, the 32-year-old glittering Russian Tennis star and a successful businesswoman, who shifted in to the United States back in the 1994s but still has been playing under Russian banner, appears to be residing on borrowed times despite a number of injuries undermining the former World No.
1’s performances on multiple occasion, nonetheless, analysts across the globe have been laying off their bets on former Jr. No. 1 Anastasia Potapova, the tantalizing Saratov teen with one ITF title, adding she had every potentiality to become a potential successor of Maria Sharapova.
Although, the Russian young flair, Potapova had failed to even put a scratch on the 38-year-old red-letter Serena Williams in the Australian Open 2020, she had still been classified as a junior tennis player having had a sky-high potentiality and self-belief.
On top of that, Potapova has been one of the Russian-borne teen sensations often touted as the successor of the Maria Sharapova, besides she was well-known in to the sports’ arena since her mother, Yulia Potapova, had the title of “Master of Sports” in volleyball.
However, apart from Potapova, analysts were keeping 18-year-old Daria Kasatkina, the ’18 Kremlin cup winner, in a close loop, hoping the young guns could carry on the Russian tennis legacy that Sharapova had long been acing up at her sleeves.