London, June 28(ANI): American tennis star Serena Williams is expected to settle a six-year-old score against Maria Sharapova on Monday, when they play each other in the fourth-round match of Wimbledon.
In 2004, Serena was confident of completing a hat-trick of Wimbledon trophies, when she was defeated 6-1 6-4 by 17-year-old Sharapova in the final.
"I remember I was very nervous, put too much pressure on myself and it didn't work out," The Sun quoted Serena, as saying.
The two have since met five times, and the American has won the last four. It has been very intense whenever we have played each other ever since," Serena said.
Meanwhile, Sharapova insists that the clash, which made her an overnight superstar, will have no bearing on the outcome on Monday.
"I think that was our last meeting on grass. It's tough to take anything away from that match as it was many years ago. This will be a new day. I don't really think about yesterday or the day before," Sharapova said.
"Whoever I play when I go out there, it's a new match. You have to take it as a new day.
There are always wonderful memories, but when you step out on the court, it's new. You've got to start from scratch. The score is 0-0," he added. (ANI)