Having come back from the abyss that her career-threatening injury presented, Sharapova savored the success -- especially after being written off by many critics while she was rebuilding her career, suffering some morale-sapping defeats.
"Losing is never easy, especially when you've achieved so much great success and having lifted beautiful trophies," she said.
"And especially when you hear it from people that, you know, they sit there and comment on what you're doing and they don't comment on the work that you put in before something like that, before getting to the stage of a match in front of thousands of people.
"But it makes you so much stronger, and I've looked back and, you know, the people I felt had that connection with me, I've certainly spoken with them about it and especially had a few words with them after the French Open.
"But it's sport. It's normal. I think the world revolves around comments and opinions, and I have absolutely nothing against it."