2010 Wimbledon: Five Reasons Why Maria Sharapova Can Replicate 2004 Success

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2010 Wimbledon: Five Reasons Why Maria Sharapova Can Replicate 2004 Success

It has been six years since a 17-year-old starlet named Maria Sharapova cemented her name in Wimbledon folklore by becoming the third youngest player to ever win in SW19.

The Russian teenager picked up her first Grand Slam title by upsetting defending champion Serena Williams, setting herself on the very real path of super stardom.

2004 proved to be Sharapova's breakout season and her star continued to shine, culminating in two more Grand Slam wins at Flushing Meadows and the Australian Open.

Now, on the weekend before Wimbledon gets underway, Sharapova is back in London and ready to end the Williams' dominance.

It's not going to be easy, but if you look at her chances in a positive light, there are reasons to be optimistic. Here are five reasons why Sharapova could repeat her 2004 success.

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