Maria Sharapova Wears Sustainable Dress Made From Water Bottles at Britain’s Fashion Awards

Published 11/29/2021, 9:13 PM EST
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 06: Maria Sharapova attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova was one of the most remarkable talents in women’s tennis. However, after a bumpy few years, the Russian star decided to retire in February 2020. And now, Sharapova is embracing life outside tennis courts. Recently, she and her businessman fiance Alexander Gilkes attended the Fashion Awards in London.

Only this year, Sharapova got engaged to her long-time boyfriend, Gilkes. On this fashion eve, the couple looked ravishing, especially Sharapova in her couture dress made from water bottles. Incredibly, the former World No.1 looked stunning even while getting ready for this event.


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Maria Sharapova and fiance Alexander Gilkes attended Britain’s The Fashion Awards

Notably, the Fashion Awards 2021 took place at the famed Royal Albert Hall in London. And as always, celebrities from around the world came for this epic fashion event.

Firstly, the pictures of Maria Sharapova getting ready for the event surfaced on the internet. She was all smiles while getting her hair, makeup, and dress get done.

After a while, snapshots of Sharapova and her fiance Gilkes taking the red carpet came out. The couple seemed to be in a good mood for the fashion mega-event.

Arguably, the retired tennis star wore one of the most inspiring outfits among the best of the fashion world, with the message of sustainability being spread loud and clear through her dress.  

SINGAPORE – OCTOBER 25: Maria Sharapova of Russia reacts after a three set victory againt Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in a round robin match during the BNP Paribas WTA Finals at Singapore Sports Hub on October 25, 2015 in Singapore. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Earlier, Sharapova also had reflected on the passing away of Louis Vuitton’s creative director and Off-White CEO Virgil Abloh. She wrote, “So so sad. Truly one of a kind.”

Sharapova’s glamorous tennis career

Overall, Sharapova won 36 singles and three doubles titles on the WTA Tour. Also, she is the first Russian woman to complete a Career Slam in tennis. 


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PARIS, FRANCE – MAY 24: (L-R) Tennis players Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova attend 2013 Roland Garros French Open : Women’s And Men’s Singles Draw on May 24, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)

Winner of all Grand Slams once, Sharapova only repeated her French Open glory twice. She also won the silver medal for Russia in the 2012 London Olympics and Fed Cup in 2008.

Conclusively, Sharapova had a great career in tennis, starting from a teenager to becoming a legend. Fans hope to see her soon on the tennis court in an exhibition event or otherwise.


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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Senior Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 1000 tennis articles.