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Sharapova eyes Wimbledon title

Maria Sharapova is determined to secure back-to-back grand slam victories heading into Wimbledon following her French Open success.

The world No 5 landed the fifth major of her career after battling past Romania's Simona Halep at Roland Garros, but has now set her sights on winning her first title at SW19 since 2004.

Sharapova, 27, admits the turnaround from clay to grass has been a quick transition, but it won't stop her from dreaming about holding aloft the Venus Rosewater Dish once again.

"It would be very special if I could hold that trophy again," the Russian told Sky Sports. "This place has brought me so many great memories and I will always remember them.

"When you come here every single year you always present the challenge to yourself to hold that trophy again.

"It's such a quick turnaround and I'll have the opportunity to think about that victory further down the line or maybe when I'm on vacation at some point in the year.

"When you come to London your determination has to change because although you've just won a grand slam and won a few clay-court titles, this is a different ball game, a new environment and different grand slam as well."