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Maria Sharapova stopped from entering players’ only section without ID

Hilarious moment security try to stop Maria Sharapova from entering a players’ only section at the Australian Open

  • Vigilant security guard refused let Maria Sharapova pass without showing her ID 
  • Former World No.1 did’t have her access lanyard to players’ only section on show 
  • Sharapova beat her opponent Harriet Dart in the first round 6-0 6-0 to progress 

A security officer guarding the doors to the players’ only section at the Australian Open didn’t recognise Maria Sharapova as she made her way inside.

Sharapova was flanked by two men – who were both wearing their all access lanyards – when she made her way in through the double doors. 

Dressed in a grey sweater and her hair tied up in a ponytail, Sharapova, currently ranked 30, attempted to walk straight past the female security guard without showing any ID.

The former world No. 1 came out on top in her first round match against Harriet Dart beating her 6-0 6-0 

Its unclear if the woman didn’t recognise the famous star or was simply following protocol.

Sharapova greeted a friend and then took a few steps back to flash her accreditation, which she was holding in her hand.

The former world no. 1 had been in ominous form at the season’s opening Grand Slam event, trouncing Harriet Dart 6-0 6-0 in the opening round and then sweeping past Rebecca Peterson 6-2, 6-1.

The Russian will face a more challenging task in the third round when she takes on third-seeded Caroline Wozniacki.

A security guard manning the doors to the player's only section at the Australian Open didn't recognise Maria Sharapova as she made her way inside

A security guard manning the doors to the player’s only section at the Australian Open didn’t recognise Maria Sharapova as she made her way inside

She wrapped up the match in a little over an hour, securing her spot in round two on Monday

She wrapped up the match in a little over an hour, securing her spot in round two on Monday



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