Sharapova's U.S. Open look inspired by the Big Apple
NEW YORK — Maria Sharapova loves New York.
When the 20-year-old tennis star defends her U.S. Open title this year, she’ll wear tennis dresses decorated with graphic interpretations of New York’s skyline.
The designs, created in collaboration with Nike senior designer Colleen Sandieson, were unveiled this week on a rooftop at Rockefeller Center.
Like last year, Sharapova will have one outfit dedicated for day play and another for night matches.
The color is in honor of the Big Apple.
The dress is 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, adding a little flash to the outfit, but Sharapova said it’s simple and classy, which suits her taste.