Maria Sharapova hit the dirt with a quickness today.The blonde bomber wasted no time in her match against Mirjana Lucic, brushing aside her Croatian foe 6-3, 6-0 in 56 minutes. Her serve, which is always the barometer of her game and her mind, held together pretty well. She only served three DF's and kept a 55% first serve for the match - not bad for a first rounder. Shrieka gets homegirl Caroline Garcia next.
The 3-time Grand Slammer also debuted her latest Nike look: The Maria Line 9 Knit Dress ($120) in lightbulb with lemon frost and bronze (read: lots o' shades of yellow) from the Maria Sharapova Collection.
The inspiration, as I posted last week, was based on Paris and the Eiffel Tower. Here's a great shot of the back from Shrieka's match:
Love it. Great fit, beautiful silhouette and smart use of tonal coloring, in this case yellow, that helped keep the detail from overwhelming the dress. It seems like Shrieka + Nike have been in good form, if you will, since Indian Wells/Miami. And, speaking of yellow, I've noticed a ton of it floating around Roland Garros this year and it's awesome. The hue plays nicely against the red clay and it screams SPRING. Ain't nothing wrong with that.
[Photo(s): AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEX, AP]