Maria Sharapova shows off her enviably toned abs in a black bikini


She admitted during the Covid lockdown that she’d been struggling to find motivation to eat clean and work out. 

Yet Maria Sharapova proved she’d had no problem staying in shape despite her struggle with willpower as she showed off her enviably toned figure on Friday.

The Russian tennis player, 34, looked in peak physical fitness as she donned a skimpy black bikini for a boat day with fiancé Alexander Gilkes and friends while in Nerano, Italy.

Toned: Maria Sharapova showed off her enviably toned abs in a black bikini as she enjoyed a boat trip with fiancé Alexander Gilkes in Nerano, Italy, on Friday

Maria’s impeccably defined abs were on full display in the swimwear, which consisted of a crop top and high-waisted bottoms. 

The sports star seemed to be having a great time as she frolicked in the water and sunbathed on the boat. 

She later changed into a loose blue blouse and shorts as she headed back out for a stroll around the city. 

No evidence of that! She admitted during the Covid lockdown that she'd been struggling to find motivation to eat clean and work out

No evidence of that! She admitted during the Covid lockdown that she’d been struggling to find motivation to eat clean and work out

Looking good: Maria proved she'd had no problem staying in shape

Looking good: She showed off her enviably toned figure

Looking good: Maria proved she’d had no problem staying in shape despite her struggle with willpower as she showed off her enviably toned figure

Fun in the sun: The Russian tennis player, 34, looked in peak physical fitness as she donned  skimpy black bikini for a boat day with fiancé Alexander Gilkes and friends

Fun in the sun: The Russian tennis player, 34, looked in peak physical fitness as she donned  skimpy black bikini for a boat day with fiancé Alexander Gilkes and friends

Swim-suits you! Maria's impeccably defined abs were on full display in the swimwear

Swim-suits you! She donned a crop top and high-waisted bottoms

Swim-suits you! Maria’s impeccably defined abs were on full display in the swimwear, which consisted of a crop top and high-waisted bottoms

All about the accessories: Maria sheltered from the rays with a white bucket hat

All about the accessories: Maria sheltered from the rays with a white bucket hat 

Maria had spent the past few days at the Venice Film Festival where she attended the premiere for Power Of The Dog.

While Maria looked phenomenal in her skimpy swimwear, last year she admitted she was fighting the urge to indulge herself in lockdown.

The Russian star was isolating in her Santa Barbara home when the Covid pandemic took hold and revealed she had enlisted the help of Madonna’s personal trainer for virtual workouts to keep her on track.

‘I am not used to working out alone without any guidance or energy from trainers and athletes being in the same room,’ Maria told The Daily Mail’s Sebastian Shakespeare.

Taking the plunge: The sports star seemed to be having a great time as she frolicked in the water and sunbathed on the boat

Taking the plunge: The sports star seemed to be having a great time as she frolicked in the water and sunbathed on the boat

Making a splash! Maria was loving life as she jumped into the crystal clear waters

Making a splash! Maria was loving life as she jumped into the crystal clear waters 

Struggle: While Maria looked phenomenal in her skimpy swimwear, last year she admitted she was fighting the urge to indulge herself in lockdown

Struggle: While Maria looked phenomenal in her skimpy swimwear, last year she admitted she was fighting the urge to indulge herself in lockdown

Motivation: Last year she revealed she had enlisted the help of Madonna's personal trainer for virtual workouts to keep her on track

Motivation: Last year she revealed she had enlisted the help of Madonna’s personal trainer for virtual workouts to keep her on track

Maria explained: 'I'd much rather eat all day, but let's not forget our bodies need the extra discipline, considering how active that pantry is at the moment'

Maria explained: ‘I’d much rather eat all day, but let’s not forget our bodies need the extra discipline, considering how active that pantry is at the moment’

In a bid for help she turned to American fitness guru Tracy is known for sculpting the physiques of Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lopez.

Maria explained: ‘In the past seven weeks I’ve formed a good little routine at home with Tracy.

‘I’d much rather eat all day, but let’s not forget our bodies need the extra discipline, considering how active that pantry is at the moment.’

Snap happy: Maria enlisted her handsome fiancé to act as photographer on the outing

Snap happy: Maria enlisted her handsome fiancé to act as photographer on the outing 

And another one! Maria worked her angles for the camera as Alexander snapped photos

And another one! Maria worked her angles for the camera as Alexander snapped photos 

While Maria may have struggled during the various lockdowns of 2020, yet the year finished on a high as she got engaged to businessman Alexander.  

Maria and Alexander first started dating in 2018 just two years after Alexander – who has deep royal ties – ended his seven year marriage to Meghan Markle’s best friend Misha Nonoo.  

It will be a first marriage for Maria, who was previously linked to tennis pro Grigor Dimitrov from 2013 to 2015.

In a press conference, Dimitrov spoke about their split and said: ‘I think she’s in a good place, I think in her life.

‘She’s also the type of person that when you make such a, you know, such a decision and transition, you know it’s for the right (reason) and for the good.’

Quick change: Maria peeled herself out of her clothes

Quick change: She showed her scanty swimwear

Quick change: Maria peeled herself out of her clothes and into her scanty swimwear 

Covering up: She later changed into a loose blue blouse and shorts as she headed back out for a stroll around the city

Covering up: She later changed into a loose blue blouse and shorts as she headed back out for a stroll around the city

Cute couple: She was seen chatting away to her fiancé Alexander after enjoying a boat trip

Cute couple: She was seen chatting away to her fiancé Alexander after enjoying a boat trip

Tucking in: The group later stopped off for lunch, with Maria treating herself to a glass of wine

Tucking in: The group later stopped off for lunch, with Maria treating herself to a glass of wine

Announcing her engagement on December 17, Maria shared some loved-up snaps with the caption, ‘I said yes from the first day we met. This was our little secret, wasn’t it.’

Taking to his social media to share his elation, Alexander said, ‘Thank you for making me a very very happy boy and saying yes. I look forward to a lifetime of loving you, and learning from you.’

The pair received an outpouring of support from famous friends like Hilary Swank and Lily Collins, as Helena Christensen said, ‘I knew it from day 1 too.’

Fairytale ending: Announcing her engagement on December 17, Maria shared some loved-up snaps with the caption, 'I said yes from the first day we met. This was our little secret, wasn’t it'

Fairytale ending: Announcing her engagement on December 17, Maria shared some loved-up snaps with the caption, ‘I said yes from the first day we met. This was our little secret, wasn’t it’



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