The Russian batted back any further probing into her public row with Serena Williams that added spice to the Wimbledon fortnight on the eve of the tournament, after opening her campaign with a hard-earned 7-6 (7/5) 6-3 over impressive young French player Kristina Mladenovic.
Sharapova, 26, who made her Wimbledon debut 10 years ago and landed the title 12 months later, went on the offensive on Saturday after an article in Rolling Stone magazine quoted Serena Williams as making negative comments about a fellow high-ranked player.
Sharapova suspects the comments were about her, and she returned fire by taking a swipe at Williams' love life. Williams, in turn, said yesterday that she believed clear-the-air talks between the pair at a party in London on Thursday had seen Sharapova accept her apology.
"I've said everything that I wanted to say about the issue," Sharapova said on Monday. "Wimbledon started. This is my work. This is my job. I'd really appreciate it if we move on.
"This is one of the most incredible tournaments. This is where all of us work. This is our job. Our job is to go out on the court and work and try to win matches and nothing else.
"That's the most important thing to me in my life right now."
And so Sharapova continued, her hard-headed attitude detailing her dedication to being as fine a player as she can possibly be in the limited life-span of the tennis professional.
And if it means sacrificing the possibility of locker-room popularity, so be it.
"I'm not really friendly or close to many players," Sharapova said. "I have not a lot of friends away from the courts."
She added: "I enjoy competing out there for a win, whether it's a first round or the final. If you're a tennis player and you grew up playing tennis as a young girl or boy, you're dreaming to be on big stages like Wimbledon, like we are here.
"There's no reason why you shouldn't just focus all on that and enjoy the competition, because that's what you work for."
Asked whether keeping a distance from fellow players was a deliberate strategy, Sharapopva added: "I think just because you're in the same sport doesn't mean that you have to be friends with everyone.
"I think every person has different interests. I have friends that have completely different jobs and interests, and I've met them in very different parts of my life.
"I think everyone just thinks because we're tennis players we should be the greatest of friends. But ultimately tennis is just a very small part of what we do. There's so many other things that we're interested in, that we do."