She's one of the world's top athletes, and tonight (July 13) Maria Sharapova helped to honor a fellow elite sportsman at the 2011 ESPY Awards.
The 24-year-old tennis ace, who took to Los Angeles' Nokia Theater in a picturesque cut-out black and gold dress with sparkling gold heels, joined NBA pro Amar'e Stoudemire and actress Rachel Nichols to present the evening's "Best Upset" award.
Meanwhile, word that the Maria will not be returning to New Zealand's ASB Classic this January has made waves around the tennis community.
Instead, Sharapova will prepare for the Australian Open by heading to the Brisbane International - this move upgrades her winnings as the tournament has been deemed premier status by the WTA.
Enjoy the pictures of Maria Sharapova at the 2011 ESPY Awards (July 13).
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