Maria Sharapova, ESPY Awards

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We know some people are calling Maria Sharapova's ESPY Awards dress "edgy" and "bold"but we're just not buying it. We've seen the Russian beauty wear far more interesting ensembles with way sexier cuts. Plus, this Antonio Berardi dress may be nice for a fancy dinner, but it's just not enough for the biggest tennis star during the biggest night in sports. 

What happened to the racy cutouts, metallic fabrics and plunging necklines this blonde beauty is known for? Did some prude publicist tell her to tone it down?

Yes, this flirty skirt is showing a whole lotta leg and sheer arms are always sexy. But doesn't the sports-star-turned-model look like she's playing a gladiator in a high school stage show? The structured bodice is like a chic chest plate and the high collar looks like it's protecting the neck.

So in fairness to one of our favorite styled sports celebrities, this is a killer "sexy gladiator" Halloween costume's just a few months early!

Tune-in to an all new Fashion Police tomorrow, 9/8c on E!

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