“Love To Wear That Dress”: Maria Sharapova Reveals Her Fascination Towards Her Met Gala 2021 Outfit

Published 09/10/2021, 9:59 AM EDT
Pro Tennis Player Maria Sharapova attends Hamptons Magazine’s Celebration with Cover Star Maria Sharapova at PHD Terrace at Dream Midtown in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images for Hamptons Magazine)


Former tennis ace Maria Sharapova has been in the limelight once again. The glamorous Russian star who revolutionized tennis along with fashion has emerged on the scene once again. Having attended a film festival in Venice, the former World No. 1 player is ready to make a second appearance on a stage as grand as this one. 

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Recently, it was revealed that Maria Sharapova will be making an appearance at the Met Gala 2021. The event is taking place next week. This event is known for attendees displaying some of the fanciest outfits. However, the 5-time Grand Slam winner doesn’t wish to reveal her outfit nor the designer of it. 

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 09: Maria Sharapova attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/WireImage)

When she was in Venice attending the film festival, she stated, “When I saw that dress and knew that I was attending the film festival, I definitely sent them a note and said I would love to wear that dress.” 

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Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon in her second attempt 

Reflecting on her career, Sharapova won her first Grand Slam title at the Wimbledon Championships. She was a 17-year-old teenager who managed to beat then World No. 1 Serena Williams in the final in 2004. 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 06: Maria Sharapova and Alexander Gilkes attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/FilmMagic)

After that, in 2016, she lifted the US Open for the very first time in her career. Following that, in 2008, she claimed the Australian Open. The French Open happens to be the only Grand Slam that she has managed to win it twice, in 2012 and 2014 respectively. 

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She announced her retirement in 2020. Later that year, she got engaged to a British businessman Alexander Gilkes. We wish her the very best in this new chapter in her life. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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