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Maria Sharapova’s Australian Open Dress + a look at her Spring 2013 line.

Maria Sharapova Australian Open 2013_Nike

Yellow is a hot color in Australia this year. No emerald (Pantone's color of the year) in this Oz. The yellow and grey Nike Premier Maria Dress blends style, performance and glamour for a stand-out on court style that actually shimmers.

Maria Sharapova tennis dress Australian OpenThe ombre section of the dress features a new perforated stretch fabric (looks like tiny polka dots) for enhanced cooling and mobility; up top there's mesh as well and a racerback to increase range of motion. It has to be said that this dress will not provide the same coverage for the very amply chested even though it does have a built in bra.

Give it a go if you've go the bod and chest to match. 

Nike womens Maria Sharapova in anthraciteI do like some of the other pieces in the Nike Spring 2013 Maria Sharapova group a lot. The separates ($65 each top and skort) come in white, anthracite and electric yellow. All offer the same performance features as the dress.

Being an uber pale one, I look pretty bad in yellow so will be opting for the grey and white separates or some of the purple Serena Williams or Li Na are wearing this year. 

Sharapova's shoes? The Nike Zoom Vapor 9 Tour, $130.

Find it at, Tennis-Warehouse and Nike tennis retailers worldwide.