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Serena Williams vs Maria Sharapova Australian Open

Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova go at it once more, with a lot at stake- the Australian Open title. The numbers say Maria doesn't have much of a chance- she hasn't beaten Serena in 11 years, and is 2-16 overall.  

No matter which player wins, though- Nike comes out on top, outfitting both in clothing and shoes.  


The looks that Williams and Sharapova are donning Down Under are examples of how strength can be beautifully showcased in apparel. Each outfit features a cut-out back for optimum ventilation and mobility.

The cut-out backs elegantly display the muscular definition that both Williams and Sharapova have earned through years of dedication and discipline.

Williams competes in the vivid neon Nike Slam Tunic and Nike Slam Printed Shorts, which feature breathable Dri-FIT fabric tailored to handle the intense sun and temperatures in Australia. The scoop-neck top and flat-seamed shorts are designed to enhance swing movement, comfort and speed on the court. 

“I love apparel and fashion,” Williams says. “I went to fashion school, where I learned a lot about fabrics and techniques and what works and doesn’t work, especially when it comes to sport.”


Maria Sharapova wears the newest Nike Premier Maria Dress with a striking cut-out back for maximum ventilation and range-of-motion. The built-in bra and shorts provide stay-put comfort and support. 

"I believe that when you look good, you feel good,” Sharapova says. “And when you feel good, you'll perform your best. So it's very important to be confident in what you're wearing.”

Maria Sharapova Australian Open Nike

Shopping links: Williams and Sharapova’s signature looks are now available at and at select Nike Tennis retailers.