Williams hadn’t expected that her comments would be made public — and was greatly embarrassed when they were. Step forward Bulgarian tennis heart-throb Dimitrov — sometimes known as Baby Fed because he reminds tennis fans of the great Roger Federer. I do make mistakes — like every human does — but the last relationship just was too much of a heartbreak for me. It was hard.’Sharapova said: ‘If she wants to talk about something personal, maybe she should talk about her relationship and her boyfriend that was married and is getting a divorce and has kids.’ Mouratoglou, who has two children and an ex-wife, remains very much on the scene.Insiders say he grew close to Serena in early 2012 — they knew each other because they were both being coached by Frenchman Patrick Mouratoglou. Serena Williams has earned more money from the sport than any other — except one.

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Bound at the top of the game by an obvious mutual antipathy are Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova, who face each other in a highly-charged semi-final at Wimbledon today.

Williams, 33, is the more physically powerful, with a ferocious temper and the mindset of a battling champion.

However, she cannot compete with Sharapova’s media-friendly combination of blonde Siberian beauty and sponsor-friendly image control — which has meant Sharapova, 28, has waltzed away with a fortune of £125 million and counting. When you’ve got a set of legs like tennis star Maria Sharapova, giving a long gown by Alexander Mc Queen the chop is just a given. The blonde beauty aced this red carpet appearance back in 2011 in a black halter neck dress from Alexander Mc Queen’s Pre Fall 2011 collection featuring chunky gold embellishments and a feather skirt. Kitted out from head to toe in Mc Queen with her vertiginous matching sandals and skull clutch bag completing the look, Maria smashed this high profile event look game set and match.

Since then she has only beaten her on one other occasion.

After their last meeting, through evidently gritted teeth, Sharapova said: ‘I love every time that I step on the court against her because she’s the best. I’m proud to play in the same era as her.’Like many tennis players, Sharapova distances herself from others when on tour.

‘The locker room is my least favourite place in the world,’ she has said.The depths of enmity between her and Serena Williams became apparent when Williams gave an interview in 2013 to Rolling Stone magazine.Added to that, Sharapova’s boyfriend, Grigor Dimitrov, was once Serena’s lover. Sadly, her gorgeous feather dress which is a wonderfully ostentatious fashion statement for a big night out is not available to buy.It’s an awkward situation given that the two women spend 20 weeks a year in close proximity on the tennis tour — all the while ignoring each other, or throwing out coded barbs. You can, however, shop the current Alexander Mc Queen collection online by clicking right, or emulate Maria's look from the high street in our affordable edit below ranging from Rare, Asos, Lipsy and more.They first played each other in 2004 in Miami — when Williams won.However, that was the year Sharapova went on to beat Williams and win Wimbledon.