Fashion Retrospections is one of Women’s Tennis Blog’s featured sections and while it is dedicated to my recaps of players’ outfits through a single season, this time an Instagram follower asked me to do an overview of all Maria Sharapova‘s Head racquet bags and I thought it was a great idea. What inspired us to cover this tennis fashion topic was Camila Giorgi’s recent stylish appearance at the Palermo Ladies Open, where she completed her stunning look with a Sharapova Head bag from years ago.
Masha launched her Head racquet bag line in 2011. I’ll start this overview with the latest collection and then go back in time.
Head has recently released a new Sharapova bag collection inspired and co-designed by the Russian, offering three models in the charcoal and peach colorway: tote, court and combi. The most stylish WTA tennis player helped create bags that combine premium quality and practical functionality with a design ready to hit the runway.
I won’t go into details here, as I’ve explained everything about these three bags in my product presentation last month.
The color palette in last year’s collection was navy and emerald green, with peach and purple accents. Again we had the racquet combi, court and tote models.
Below you can see the 2019 Head Sharapova Combi Bag.
The combi bag has three compartments to carry up to eight racquets. One racquet compartment offers Climate Control Technology+ to protect racquets and strings from extreme elements. There are two ways you can carry this bag: by the two detachable and adjustable padded shoulder straps or by the grab handle.
Thanks to Jimmie48, I have dozens of photos of Maria Sharapova from this period.
In 2018 and 2017, the style queen rocked a briefcase-style racquet bag featuring two main compartments to hold up to six racquets and gear. One compartment is equipped with Head’s CCT+ to keep your racquets and strings safe from the elements.
The front and back of the bag feature accessory pockets with diagonal zippers to keep your smaller items organized and easy to get to. There is also a small detachable bag ideal for carrying makeup, sunscreen, your wallet or jewelry.
The grab handles are adjustable and elongated for easy carrying.
The bag is made from durable materials with metal feet on the bottom.
Rose gold accents and neat “MS” logo give it a sophisticated finish.
The bag was also part of Maria Sharapova’s famous 2017 US Open look, when she wore two versions of a super glamorous and pricey Swarovski-studded black lace dress designed by Riccardo Tisci for Nike.
This bag was launched in summer 2015.
Maria’s aim was to create a luxurious bag which doesn’t immediately reveal that she’s a tennis player. There is nice stitching detailing and colorblocking (one side of the bag is black, the other side is beige).
With this bag Maria introduced the new “MS” logo that has been present in all subsequent releases.
The Head bag Maria introduced in 2014 and continued to wear in the first half of the 2015 season combines burgundy, grey and white colorblocks.
It stands out with studded details on the accessories pocket and embroidered Head logo.
Just like other models, this bag features a detachable cosmetics bag.
Masha’s 2013 Head racquet bag was black with neon lime and purple accents. The combi and court versions were available and they were almost identical in size.
The second edition of the iconic Head Sharapova series had that Wimbledon vibe, combining white with gold details. This range offered a court bag and a combi bag.
Two weeks ago at the Palermo Ladies Open, Camila Giorgi raised the tennis fashion bar, pairing a snake print dress with this stunning tennis bag that never goes out of style.
The cooperation between Head and Sharapova was launched in 2011. Here’s a video of the Russian presenting the first tennis racquet back that emerged from this partnership.
I really love the 2019 bag! It’s so nice! I also appreciate the 2015 bag that she used in Stuttgart. It really fits her personality.
Emman Damian, it’s hard to pick a favorite here, but I’ve made my choice: No.1 position goes to the 2012 bag that Camila Giorgi wore in Palermo, while my second favorite is the colorblocked one with beige and black sides. No.3 spot goes to the bag from 2018 and 2017.
White n gold font is definitely my fav.
There is something about the design that says sophisticated.
I think it was smart for HEAD to give player as marketable as Sharapova to co designs her own tennis bag!
I saw a lot of women around my town using her tennis bags! So i guess the strategy paid off!
Ian, definitely a good move by Head to invite Maria to create her own line. I think every business can only benefit by having Maria as part of the team.