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Maria Sharapova makes the most of a rare day off in Melbourne taking in an art exhibition

‘So fun!’ Tennis star Maria Sharapova makes the most of a rare day off in Melbourne taking in an art exhibition dressed in a chic red ensemble

She’s in Melbourne ahead of the Australian Open later this month, and Maria Sharapova made the most of a rare day off on Friday.

Taking to Instagram, the 32-year-old Russian tennis champ shared photos and videos from her visit to the National Gallery of Victoria.

The unlikely art fan took in the Keith Haring/Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines exhibition, and appeared to have been having a great time, too. 

Time for fun: She’s in Melbourne ahead of the Australian Open later this month, and Maria Sharapova made the most of a rare day off on Friday

‘Hi Melbsss, you’re always a fun stop. So fun, I forgot to change out of my pj’s,’ she joked on Instagram. 

‘Thank you, @ngvmelbourne for putting together so many stunning works under one roof. Keith Haring / Jean-Michael Basquiat / Crossing Lines open through April.’

Clearly keen to explore the city, Maria asked her 3.7 million followers for other recommendations, especially for food.

Getting cultured: Taking to Instagram, the 32-year-old Russian tennis champ shared photos and videos from her visit to the National Gallery of Victoria

Getting cultured: Taking to Instagram, the 32-year-old Russian tennis champ shared photos and videos from her visit to the National Gallery of Victoria

Getting creative: The unlikely art fan took in the Keith Haring/Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines exhibition, and appeared to have been having a great time, too

Getting creative: The unlikely art fan took in the Keith Haring/Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines exhibition, and appeared to have been having a great time, too

The professional sports star looked chic in a pair of red and brown pinstripe cropped pants, which she teamed with a matching button-up shirt.

She carried a canvas tote bag on one shoulder and rounded out her comfortable-looking ensemble with a pair of black slides.

The statuesque star hammed it up in front of mirror, posing for a series of goofy photos and videos as ’80s pop songs played in the background.

'Hi Melbsss, you're always a fun stop. So fun, I forgot to change out of my pj's,' she joked on Instagram

Keeping it casual: The professional sports star looked chic in a pair of red and brown pinstripe cropped pants, which she teamed with a matching button-up shirt

‘Hi Melbsss, you’re always a fun stop. So fun, I forgot to change out of my pj’s,’ she joked on Instagram

Maria has been in Australia since last month, celebrating New Year’s Eve in the country. 

‘New Years Eve, back on the road in AU. Dressed up to dress down… Pj’s and a jet lagged smirk by 10pm. Happy 2020!!’ she captioned another mirror selfie.

On Sunday, Maria announced she was donating $25,000 to firefighting efforts in the wake of the devastating bushfires currently sweeping the nation.  

Ringing in 2020: Maria has been in Australia since last month, celebrating New Year's Eve in the country

Ringing in 2020: Maria has been in Australia since last month, celebrating New Year’s Eve in the country

For a good cause: On Sunday, Maria announced she was donating $25,000 to firefighting efforts in the wake of the devastating bushfires currently sweeping the nation

For a good cause: On Sunday, Maria announced she was donating $25,000 to firefighting efforts in the wake of the devastating bushfires currently sweeping the nation

‘The month of January in Australia has been my [home emoji] for the past 15 years,’ she wrote on Twitter. 

‘Watching the fires destroy the lands, it’s [sic] beautiful families and communities of animals is deeply [heartbreak emoji].’

And she urged fellow tennis star Novak Djokovic, 32, to match her donation, adding: ‘I would like to begin my donation at 25K. @DjokerNole, would you match my donation? #letsallcometogether’. 

Acting up: The statuesque star hammed it up in front of mirror, posing for a series of goofy photos and videos as '80s pop songs played in the background

Acting up: The statuesque star hammed it up in front of mirror, posing for a series of goofy photos and videos as ’80s pop songs played in the background

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