MARIA SHARAPOVA wowed fans with her “stunning” outfit ahead of the US Open.
The tennis icon – once dubbed the world’s sexiest player – is back at Flushing Meadows 17 years on from her Grand Slam victory in New York.
Maria Sharapova is back at the US Open – but won’t be playing this year
Maria Sharapova is back at the US Open – but won’t be playing this yearCredit: Instagram @mariasharapova
She did an Instagram Q&A with agent Max Eisenbud
She did an Instagram Q&A with agent Max EisenbudCredit: Instagram @mariasharapova
And the former world No1 dazzled in the stands of the Arthur Ashe Stadium in a matching black jacket, trousers, top and heels all in black.
Sharapova, 36, posted a snap for her 4.6million Instagram followers.
And that led to an influx of adoring messages from her fans.
One said: “Still the most beautiful woman on planet earth.”
Another wrote: “The most beautiful tennis player of all time.”
A third added: “You have always been…and always will be legendary.”
And a final user commented: “Absolutely stunning! Where is your outfit from?”
Sharapova even shared the final reply – and revealed it was an Isabel Marant number with Charles & Keith accessories.
Earlier in the day in New York, she was rocking her sunglasses despite the pouring rain in the Big Apple.
The Russian superstar also did a Q&A with fans on social media before smiling for photos with a few youngsters inside tennis’ biggest arena just days before the fourth major of the year gets underway.
Sat with her agent Max Eisenbud – who also looks after Emma Raducanu – Sharapova chose pizza over hot dogs and revealed she was in New York for a bit of work, including with IBM.
She also joked they were wearing black because it “makes him look skinny, me because it felt right”.
But the five-time Grand Slam winner refused to entertain Eisenbud’s hint at a possible return to tennis following her retirement in 2020.
Her final appearance at the US Open was back in 2019, when she was brutally smashed 6-1 6-1 by Serena Williams in the first round.
Sharapova showed fans she is still in tip-top condition, posting a video from her workout in the gym this week – just a couple of weeks after soaking up the sun on holiday in Greece.
And the mum-of-one also cut a new look in a hilarious clip with John McEnroe.