Photo: Maria Sharapova in odd outfit on magazine cover

Maria Sharapova looks beautiful on the cover of next month's Russian Tattler. Her clothes are another story.

Sarah Thurmond says she looks like Daisy Buchanan. C Note has a more matronly take. I'm more concerned with the blouse tucked in and the hat that makes it look like she should be enjoying the Kentucky Derby.

Sharapova said in a message to her fans that the shoot was done "months ago," and that "we tried to do something very different. I hope you enjoy it."

The three-time Grand Slam champion hasn't played a WTA match since losing at the Australian Open. She's scheduled to take the court again early next month at Indian Wells.

The stylist was kinder to Sharapova on the inside spread.

Does she look like she should be hanging in East Egg? Sure. But Sharapova looks gorgeous in all of those pictures, no matter the wardrobe. And no matter what sort of lacy undergarments she's wearing on the outside, nothing could be worse than her outfit from last year's Australian Open.

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