"I love design," says Maria Sharapova. "I think I got it from
The tennis star - who's collaborated with both
Cole Haan and
Nike for several years now - sits down with a group of female
tennis-playing fans in Miami to talk sports fashion in the clip
here. (Sharapova is in Miami for this week's Sony Ericsson
"It started from a young age," the bride-to-be
adds of her love of design. "When I started working with Nike I was
11 years old. The extra-small shirt was like a dress for me. So I
was cutting the shirts to make them into regular shirts for
Sharapova also says that she loves getting feedback from fans;
she strives to make her clothes fit a variety of women well. "If
you're comfortable with the fit of your clothes, it makes you feel
good about yourself," she explains.
Watch the clip for more on Sharapova's Nike designs - and to
hear about when (and why) she stopped wearing pink.