Wimbledon would be biggest win, says Sharapova

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LONDON — Maria Sharapova will consider a second Wimbledon title as her biggest achievement as the Russian superstar hunts a fourth Grand Slam crown.

Sharapova made her breakthrough with a Wimbledon triumph in 2004, a victory which catapulted her on the road to a multi-million dollar fortune, the world number one spot as well as further Grand Slam titles at the US Open (2006) and the Australian Open (2008).

But her career suffered a major setback with a shoulder injury which kept her off the tour from August 2008 to May 2009.

A run to the French Open semi-finals earlier this month, which had been preceded by a trophy in Rome, has convinced her that she is as strong as ever.

"I said that if I could win another Grand Slam, it would mean more than the previous ones that I have just because before the injury everything was kind of moving up," said Sharapova.

"You naturally woke up, you went to practice, and then all of a sudden one day it was kind of taken away from you.

"When you get back, you basically start from zero. It's a long process. If I do achieve that, if it's here, if it's somewhere else, I think it would be my biggest achievement in my career."