What she said:
“Even though it was really tough, I think he kept believing that one day he would have more, even if it was one trophy, even if it was one more dollar, one victory over another, yeah.”
Maria Sharapova describes her father, Yuri, as being eternally optimistic and a great believer in the American dream.
What she really meant:
“My father had a never-say-die spirit that served him (and me) well.”
What she definitely didn’t say:
“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”