Court to Couture: Maria Sharapova's Greatest Fashion Looks
In a rematch with Serena Williams at Wimbledon in 2010, the champion stepped on court in Nike’s Lawn Rose Dress, a white, ruffled collaboration, inspired by English rose petals. Even though Williams beat Sharapova to move on to quarterfinals, our girl didn’t go down without a fight. She rocked neutral ruffles again in Alexander McQueen at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills.
With a taped shoulder, a resilient Sharapova made her first post-surgery Grand Slam appearance in the 2009 French Open. She came back strong and looked stunning in a cascading blue Nike dress and diamond Tiffany & Co. drop earrings. Three years later, she donned a similar look in a J. Mendel chiffon gown for the 2012 ESPY Awards, when she was nominated for Best Female Athlete and Best Female Tennis Player.
Lady In Red
Sporting red and white Nike separates, Russian-born Sharapova wore the colors of her country’s flag after carrying it in the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. It was the first Olympics for the tennis superstar and she ultimately took home the silver medal. In another riveting red moment, Sharapova put down her racquet to rock Alexander McQueen at the Women’s Tennis Association pre-Wimbledon party in 2011. She gets game point with this scarlet slit shoulder dress and statement Lara Bohinc choker.
Color Block Pop
Reclaiming her world No.1 ranking, Sharapova won the 2012 French Open in Nike’s black and army green Maria Statement Set Dress. The Grand Slam winner also revealed a pop of honeysuckle underneath as she sprinted to the net to return the ball. Like a pro, Sharapova color blocks black and poppy again at 2012’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in a Carven top, rag & bone skirt, Jason Wu coat, and Cole Haan shoes. At the Vera Wang show Sharapova sits among fashion royalty: first row next to legendary Vogue editor Anna Wintour.
Sharapova stepped onto the red clay courts in Paris this year in style, donning a custom Nike dress and shoes. The defending champ wore the Nike Premier Maria dress in charcoal, white, and tennis-ball yellow against all-too-familiar rival Serena Williams. The best part of this ensemble? Her neon yellow shoelaces, which added an adorable kick to her fierce backhand. On the red carpet at this year’s ESPY Awards, Sharapova wore a J. Mendel white dress with metallic silver and yellow-green accents. The tennis "it" girl stunned, completing the look with black Casadei pumps and Irene Neuwirth jewelry.
Sharapova lit up the court at the 2013 Australian Open with more than just her backhand. The Nike Premier Maria Tennis Dress, adorned in shimmery fabrics, was meant to catch the light, but Sharapova caught all eyes. In 2011, at a Tiffany & Co. event in Tokyo, she slipped on yellows and greys again in a custom Cynthia Rowley dress and Cole Haan accessories.
A young Sharapova let out one of her famous grunts on the court at Wimbledon in 2005 in a geometric orange and white dress by Nike. Later that summer, Sharapova went on to earn her first world No.1 ranking. Years later, she donned orange geometrics again at her Sugarpova candy collection launch in Australia. Designer David Koma admitted that the dress and his spring 2013 collection were inspired by female tennis players. It’s no surprise, then, that the game’s leading lady would be drawn in, finishing the look with nude Jimmy Choo sandals.
Back to Black
Blowing kisses to the crowd, Sharapova rocked a classic look when she won the 2006 U.S. Open. The custom Nike dress sparkled with a diamond-encrusted round neckline, looped with a keyhole in the back. Sharapova was widely acclaimed for both her powerful game and glamour. Off the court, the star stays true to the timeless look at the TAG Heuer store opening in Miami. Wearing an Alexander McQueen LBD, Sharapova exudes edgy elegance in the cutout mermaid look.