Serena Williams has praised Maria Sharapova’s courage for taking responsibility for her failed drug test. At a news conference on Tuesday to promote an exhibition at Madison Square Garden, Williams said, “I think most people are surprised and shocked by Maria.
“I think most people were happy she was upfront and very honest and showed a lot of courage to admit to what she had done and what she had neglected to look at in terms of the list at the end of the year,” Williams said.
“It’s just taking responsibility, which she admitted that she was willing to do and ready to do,” Williams said. “Just hope for the best for everybody in that situation.”
“As Maria said, she’s ready to take full responsibility,” Williams said. “She showed a lot of courage and a lot of heart. I think she’s always shown courage and heart in everything she’s done, and this is no different.”
A fellow Nike endorser, Williams declined to comment on the shoe company’s decision to suspend its relationship with Sharapova.
Source: CBC sports