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In the book, which came out on September 12, Sharapova explains why she believes she hasn’t beat Williams since 2004.“In analyzing this, people talk about Serena’s strength, her serve and confidence, how her particular game matches up to my particular game, and, sure there is truth to all of that,” Sharapova writes, revisiting her 2004 Wimbledon upset over Williams, who was favored to win.

And now, with Sharapova’s memoir and a solid chunk of it devoted to Williams, the public is getting its first prolonged look at Sharapova’s psychology and how she views the greatest women’s tennis player of all time.Those looking for a juicy glimpse into the feud that’s engrossed women’s tennis for years should know that the name “Serena” shows up more than 100 times in Sharapova’s book, including nine times in the prologue alone.All signs point to Williams being Sharapova’s personal benchmark, idol, and frenemy and the standard that defines her career.But the most fascinating part of the book might not be the gossip and speculation about Williams that Sharapova indulges in, but rather what it reveals about how Sharapova views and presents herself as an underdog and a victim.

When you compare what Sharapova says to reality, it seems clear that being pitted against Williams has helped her benefit from their feud, in the form of lucrative endorsement deals, magazine spreads, and preferential treatment at professional tournaments.

When any player displays the kind of dominance that Williams did, they tend to evolve the overall narrative of tennis.