Unable to attain the goal in which she was shooting for, Maria Sharapova had to settle for second place in Birmingham on Sunday (June 13).
The 23-year-old Russian tennis ace made it to the final match at the AEGON Classic grass-court tournament, but ended up losing to Li Na in straight sets, 7-5, 6-1.
And while she didn't end up winning, Miss Sharapova voiced her pleasure in being able to get in a few good matches before Wimbledon, which kicks off on June 21st.
Talking to press after the match, Maria said, "I came here to get as many matches as I could, and I did. It's nice to win the tournament, but sometimes it doesn't happen."