Tennis Outfit Designer Maria Sharapova
Tennis ace Maria Sharapova helps to design the outfits she wears on the court, which are now available for members of the general public to buy.
Maria Sharapova helps design the outfits she wears on the tennis court.
The 23-year-old tennis ace - who was the world's highest paid female athlete in 2008 after earning $26 million in prize money and sponsorship deals - explained the pieces she wears while facing her rivals are now available for all budding players to buy.
She said: "The things that I wear on court are actually available for people to buy. I've gotten a chance to help design the dresses and the two piece outfits and that's been really fun, because it's something that's really creative.
"I've been interested in it since I was pretty young."
The three-time Gram Slam title-winning star - who was unfortunately knocked-out of Wimbledon earlier this week - admitted creating tennis outfits for members of the general public was a new challenge.
She explained: "When the dresses were just made for me and we were only making eight we could do things that were a little bit more extreme and work with different materials.
"Now it's for people to buy it's from a little bit of a different perspective because you're making clothes for the public and not just yourself, which is a different process but it's just as fun."
Maria is the New Face of Youth for Evian and for more information visit http://www.wimbledon.org/offcourtfeatures.