masha licks her wounds in bryant park, nole's box

Maria Sharapova hung around in New York this week even though she made a quick exit as she tried to defend her 2006 U.S. Open title.

So she spent today making the rounds, first stopping by Bryant Park for Fashion Week.

She took in Peter Som‘s show, likely wearing something of his design; not sure. We love the peep-toe pumps, though! That’s Peter on the right.

Then she also sat front row at the Michael Kors show which started not too soon after. She was carrying a pretty cute clutch.

And to cap off her afternoon she joined the Djokovic camp in the player’s box for today’s final against Roger Federer. All the folks were wearing adidas‘s Summer YOC Polo in the white/red/blue colorway, which is also Serbian colors. Maria and fellow Nole guest Robert De Niro opted not to wear the shirts.

JNP wonders what this cameo means, and so does the press. They asked Nole about it after the finals match:

Q. Maria Sharapova was in your box and also Robert De Niro. What are those two relationships with you? Somebody had to ask.

Read Novak’s answer and the follow-up questions after the cut.