Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova Set Tone for Wimbledon

Tennis stars start to exchange words over potential match up in grand slam tournament.
2:30 | 06/23/13

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Transcript for Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova Set Tone for Wimbledon
In dueling divas of the tennis world Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova of the top stars and women's tennis may end up duking it out on the court during -- Wimbledon finals. But there already serving up a war of words off the courts and it's getting personal. And he's Jeffrey Kaufmann house -- story good morning Jeffrey. Ahead good morning at the UB -- -- shore is the -- have begun but there are already added. These two superstars have their claws out in what is that nasty off court. -- this is for. The former includes those are real Williams and his -- -- player when you -- reform look forward right punch. As definitely -- little bit sad to hear about what she had to say about the whole case in a pretournament press conference Sharapova are called out Williams. -- -- recent comments about the notorious stupid -- rape case. In which a sixteen year old girl was raped and two teenagers were sent to jail -- Rolling Stone magazine interview Williams implied the sixteen year old victim. Put herself in that position saying your parents should teach you don't take drinks from other people. Apologize but the -- -- really nasty when the two talk about each other's love lives Williams on Sharapova. Hey if she wants to be with a guy with a black heart go for it. -- and confusing. Sharapova -- current boyfriend record to meet -- was rumored to be romantically linked to Williams last year. Sharapova. EU Mercer. She wants to talk about something personal -- -- -- about. Her relationship and her boyfriend -- is married and getting a divorce and has kids. -- should jab at Williams and are now rumored relationship with her coach. At a news conference this morning though here in London and Williams took a very different tone -- area extending an olive branch to her opponent I -- We talked to -- -- the at the -- party incidentally. And I said look I want to personally apologize to you. Now on court it's clear who the winner is -- the last twelve times the two have met Williams has been beaten Sharapova. And if they do face each other here at Wimbledon you can be sure it will be a match not to be next. -- -- -- And that may come in handy for the two of them all right Jeffrey thank you.

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