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Maria Sharapova's U.S. Open wardrobe is inspired by New York's skyline

This actually sounds like it'll look AWESOME, especially the red night-session outfit.

http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news?slu...v=ap&type=lgns

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NEW YORK -- Maria Sharapova loves New York, especially its style and skyline.

When Sharapova defends her U.S. Open title next week, she'll be wearing tennis dresses decorated with graphic interpretations of the cityscape on the chest.

The designs, created in collaboration with Nike senior designer Colleen Sandieson, were shown off at a news conference Wednesday evening.

Like last year, Sharapova will have one outfit dedicated for day play and another for night matches.

"Nike has always understood my desire to make a big impression in New York," she said in a statement. "And the dresses that we've worked on for the U.S. Open have always looked as good as they feel when I'm playing. This year is especially exciting because the designs are inspired by the city itself."

The night dress is a bright flaming red -- in honor of the Big Apple -- in a flared shift silhouette. It's a sleek garment made of a breathable wicking jersey and constructed with a no-sew technique with seams bonded with heat and silicone instead of thread.

There are more than 600 Swarovski crystals incorporated into the design, which makes the dress sparkle. Additionally, there are three crystal buttons down the back, creating a keyhole effect.

For the daytime, the look is similar but without the flashiness of the crystals. The dress is mostly white with a gray skyline image against a black backdrop. It has a scoop-back design that facilitates movement, according to Sandieson.

Performance is always the priority, Sandieson said, but she and Sharapova strive for designs that marry function with fashion.

"She has a fantastic game and I have a lot of respect for that but she has a great eye for detail. She's got a style that's very natural to her, and she also knows what she likes and doesn't like," Sandieson told The Associated Press.

Sharapova, 20, has become a player in the fashion world and has sponsorship deals with Parlux Fragrances, handbag company Samantha Thavasa and watchmaker Tag Heuer in addition to Nike. She follows Venus and Serena Williams and Anna Kournikova as tennis players who are also seen as style icons.

"She wears clothes that a lot of other women would like to own and look good in," said Susan Kaufman, editor of People StyleWatch.

Kaufman also notes that today's tennis stars are photographed when they're off the court, too, giving more of a glimpse of their personal style.

The U.S. Open runs Aug. 27-Sept. 8. Sharapova is the No. 2 seed.
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Sounds HOT!

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Sounds awesome I cant wait to see them
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wow wow want to see it vamos Masha
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wow! sounds pretty cool!!! cant wait to see a pic!
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Re: Maria Sharapova's U.S. Open wardrobe is inspired by New York's skyline

more details. Enjoy

http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/a.../22/c9480.html

The night dress sounds pretty dramatic! Atomic red with crystals.

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Maybe she'll lose to Vinci and she won't get to wear them

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And Serena will wear.....


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Can anyone get this to work...was at the bottom of the press release? I can get to the folder that says "dress photos" but can't see them.

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Ooooh the excitement!

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thanks for the pics, but now im not too sure on it... probably looks better on court! lol!
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Re: Maria Sharapova's U.S. Open wardrobe is inspired by New York's skyline

Not really getting the NYC skyline in her neckline...but the color's nice. The white shoes look a little much IMO.

Definitely above average, and an improvement over her clothes this year.

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Not really getting the NYC skyline in her neckline...but the color's nice.
me neither! they said it will be abstract! Lol!
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