When on the court, I don't bother about how I look: Maria Sharapova
New York: Glamourous tennis star Maria Sharapova admitted she doesn't spend much time focusing on her appearance when on court.
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In an interview to US magazine Self, Sharapova, the highest paid female athlete in world for the fifth straight year, spoke about her confidence and changing attitude towards fashion.
The former World No 1 Russian said: "I have a competitive drive. It's ferocious and powerful, and it's about winning.
"When I'm on the court, I'm not thinking about how I look. I do my ponytail in two seconds, and I'm not wearing a stitch of make-up. I'm confident in my skin, and I'm there to play the game."
Sharapova also reflected upon her initial years in international tennis where she was a lot more colourful than what it is now. She said: "I was a teenager. Of course I loved pinks and patterns! Those one-off pieces were great for entertainment value."