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PHOTOS: Sharapova dons sexy style at Roland Garros

Last updated on: May 28, 2013 12:21 IST

PHOTOS: Sharapova dons sexy style at Roland Garros

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Paris is the fashion capital of the world and fans may want to copy the styles of Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal.

But to ape the stars might be a little expensive as the fans might be expected to fork out a hefty sum to purchase the replica outfits.


Image: Maria Sharapova


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Fashionable Maria Sharapova

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Maria Sharapova lit up Roland Garros when she stepped out for her title defence in a figure-hugging optical illusion purple dress.


Image: Maria Sharapova
Photographs: Julian Finney/Getty Images

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Monfils gets 'nul points' from Paris fashion police

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But on Monday, Paris looked nothing like the fashion capital for a few hours when France's Gael Monfils faced off with Czech Tomas Berdych in the first round of the French Open sporting a rather garish outfit.

Chances are the fashion police would have given Monfils 'nul points' for his multicoloured tank top over a black and red skin-tight body suit.

Tomas Berdych appeared to capture the mood of a world still struggling to come out of recession.

His simple white shirt and black shorts bore the logo of an affordable high street chain popular all over Europe.


Image: Gael Monfils of France
Photographs: Getty Images

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Venus's skin-coloured underpants

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Roland Garros is often a fashion focal point, with Venus Williams triggering a few bemused comments in 2010 when she flashed her skin-coloured underpants every time she belted out one of her trademark serves while wearing a lacy, corset-like dress.


Image: Venus Williams
Photographs: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

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'Pink Panther'

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Her sister Serena is also no stranger to raising eyebrows, having turned up in majors wearing outfits she has dubbed the 'Pink Panther' or all-in-one 'sexy catsuit'.

In Paris, her Cameroon soccer-strip inspired ensemble, complete with knee high yellow socks in 2002 was in total contrast to the more elegant dark grey dress she is modelling this year.


Image: Serena Williams
Photographs: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

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Federer set tongues wagging

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In terms of masculine elegance, Roger Federer set tongues wagging by showing off a variety of all-white jackets, cricket jumpers and waistcoats at Wimbledon.

Monfils, however, was not the only one who left a lot to be desired with his choice of attire at Roland Garros this year.

Finn Jarkko Nieminen and Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu did not flinch when they suffered every woman's nightmare, turning up at the same event -- or in this case court -- in identical outfits.

However, their choice of grey shorts and a pale orange shirt with a grey and white stripes did not exactly set off a battery of clicking cameras.


Image: Roger Federer
Photographs: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

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