London, June 25 : Maria Sharapova's 'tuxedo' look is not so 'manly' after all - the tennis superstar won wolf-whistles from the crowd after hitching up one side of her shorts and flashing a glimpse of her thigh at her first Wimbledon match.
The 21 year old cruised into the second round beating France's Stephanie Foretz 6-1, 6-4 in her first match on Tuesday. World No 2 Sharapova thrilled her male admirers with the new look, who had earlier branded it too manly, after Nike had released advance photos of the outfit.
"It's the tuxedo look, very inspired by menswear," The Sun quoted Sharapova as saying.
"This year and every time at Wimbledon I want to do something classy.
"I've loved fashion since I was very young.
"I've never worn shorts at Wimbledon before - and this was the time to do it," she added.
Story first published: Wednesday, June 25, 2008, 13:36 [IST]
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