Maria Sharapova took home the ‘Best Tennis Player’ at the 2012 ESPY Awards yesterday evening, which was held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.

The tennis star, who recently won the French Open, wore a gorgeous J. Mendel Resort 2013 gown.

I love everything about this heron-blue silk-chiffon sleeveless pleated gown with its daring yet tasteful cut-out details and a thigh-high side slit which complemented her athletic frame.

Lara Bohnic jewels which included cuff and studded earrings accessorized her look.

A sweeping updo and Jimmy Choo ‘Falcon’ metallic sandals provided the finishing touches.

Maria tends to go for really edgy or ultra-girlie looks, so I find this elegant gown really refreshing.

All too often I’m reminded that she is an athlete by what she wears, but not on this occasion.

For me, this is the best she has ever looked.

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