flashback: masha was the runner-up in tennis and style

Maria Sharapova didn’t go all the way in tennis and in style at the 2007 Australian Open. She lost 1-6, 2-6 in the finals to Serena Williams, and was also somewhat outshined ensemble-wise.

TSF expected Masha to continue with the glam (after her LBD from the ’06 U.S. Open), but instead she opted for plain pastels from her clothing sponsor, Nike.

maria sharapova nike australian open 2007 visor

I thought the abstract floral print — which decorated her yellow skirt and her white visor — might have seemed a little too “PacSun” for Masha’s couture closet.

maria sharapova nike australian open 2007 dress

But she didn’t go totally un-sexy: the corset dress had some form-following boning detail. And the little bow on the back was a nice touch.

maria sharapova nike australian open 2007 ponytail

And to round out the ensemble, she put on her drop earrings and clipped a yellow flower in her ponytail.

Of course, she’s since upped the ante, wearing a layered deep aqua dress for the French Open, her pleated <em.Swan Lake dress to comply with Wimbledon’s strict all-white dress code, and the bedazzled red gown at the U.S. Open.

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