Maria Sharapova revealed what she'll be wearing at Wimbledon at the end of the month. The All England Club, where the championship is held, requires white to be the majority color of competitors' clothing.
— Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) June 11, 2013
She'll be wearing Nike, of course—Sharapova has her own line with the sports giant featuring tennis shoes, apparel, and equipment. Hopefully her white Nike dress will help her clinch the title. She lost the French Open in the final against Serena Williams. Sharapova won the championship last year when Williams was knocked out in the second round.
Sharapova wasn't so lucky this, year, though. She went into the match with a 13-2 losing record against Williams, who was favored to win. ''She played a great match," Sharapova said. ''She played strong. She played deep. Served really good; served better than I did.''
She last beat Williams in 2004 at Wimbledon, a defining match for her career. "Well, I'd be lying if it doesn't bother me, obviously. I don't think that it would be a pretty competitive statement if I said I didn't," Sharapova said regarding her losing streak against Williams. "I would love to change that around. You know, I'm proud of the way that I came through this tournament. I have given myself a chance to face, you know, the favorite."
Williams' French Open win over Sharapova gave her 16 Grand Slam titles in 11 years. She was also the oldest woman to win the French Open (she's 31). "Eleven years ago, I didn't think I'd still be playing," Williams said. "I never thought I would play past 28 or something, but, hey, I'm still here."
Williams also wore Nike to the French Open match against Sharapova. Will the opponents be wearing the same outfit come Wimbledon? We'll find out soon enough—it starts June 24!