Tennis starlets like Maria Sharapova and the Williams sisters have never been in the mainstream as much as they are now.
After Maria Sharapova won her first Wimbledon title at such a young age and the Williams sisters dominated tennis for so long, they finally made the transition into business, fashion and modeling (Maria Sharapova for the modeling).
They’ve had quite the impact within and outside of their sport and we’ve compiled a collection of innovations that showcase what stars like Maria Sharapova have done (check her cover shots).
Hitting the Mainstream, from Maria Sharapova to the Williams Sisters
Fashletic Tennis Dresses
DKNY Brings Court Sports to Couture For Spring 2009
Professional Sibling Rivalry
Venus & Serena Face Off at Wimbledon
Sexism at Wimbledon?
Tournament Accused of Mistreating Venus Williams & Female Players
Cheap Celeb Brands
Venus Williams EleVen Sportswear Line (Everything Under $20)
Maria Sharapova Brings Blue Jeans to the Court at French Open
Tennis Champs as Cover Models
Maria Sharapova Channels Madonna for GQ
Tennis Court Couture
Venus and Serena Williams in Harper's Bazaar
Celebrity Cell Phone Ads As Wallpaper
Maria Sharapova for Sony Ericsson Z555i
Renaissance Inspired Ads
Reebok's Birth of Venus
French Open Fashion
From Serena Williams' Orange Hot Pants to Rafael Nadal's Pink Polo
Pro Tennis Fashion
2008 US Open “Glam Slam” Outfits
Maria Sharapova for Sony Ericsson
Transgendered Tennis Players
Sarah Gronert Sparks a Whole New Gender Dispute in Pro Sports
Maria Sharapova's Tennis Tuxedo
The Curse of The Tuxedo
Maria Sharapova's Outfit Instigated Opponent, Led to Defeat
Tennis Players as Bikini Models
Tennis Beauties in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2009