Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova have a history of on and off-court rivalry.
But fans were surprised to watch the stars together at Met Gala 2021.
Let's have a look back at one of the greatest tennis rivalry.
The 17-year-old new tennis champion met the 23-year-old tennis star at the Wimbledon finals of 2004.
Maria shockingly defeated Serena. However, after the match, Serena claimed she didn't even perform her 20% level and that is why Maira won.
A reporter overheard Serena talking about Maria's personal life. After the report came out Serena apologised to Maria personally and also mentioned about in an interview.
While Maria accepted her apology, but she also mentioned things about Serena's personal life increasing the tension between the two.
After defeating Serena in 2004 Wimbledon and WTA championship, Maria never won any match against Serena. In 2015 Serena finally got the chance to take her 2004 Wimbledon revenge. She defeated Maria.
In her book, Maria mentioned alot of things about Serena. She explained why she was not able to defeat her anymore. She looked back to 2004 and said she saw Serena crying post the Wimbledon match. According to Maria, Serena got offended because Maria saw her crying.
Serena Williams explains the back story of Met Gala 2021 picture with Maria Sharapova. She explains that despite the rivalry she has a lot of respect and love for Maria. She also said she missed her on the tour, and wants her to come back.