News Awards & Events ESPY Awards 2013 Exclusive: Getting Ready With Maria Sharapova By Sharon Clott Kanter Sharon Clott Kanter Sharon Clott Kanter is a New York-based writer, editor, and producer who covers fashion, beauty, and pop culture. She was previously the Senior Editor for InStyle and currently teaches fashion journalism at Syracuse University. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on July 18, 2013 @ 12:35PM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Picture Perfect/Rex USA In case you weren't one of the major sports stars or fashionable fans who attended last night's ESPY Awards in Los Angeles, we got you inside the real thing with a little help from Maria Sharapova. The 26-year-old Russian tennis superstar played multiple roles for the event -- presenter with Kevin Bacon, nominee for Best Female Tennis Player, and (drumroll please) fashion reporter for InStyle.com. She took us behind-the-scenes as she prepared for the event with her glam squad, including hairstylist Adir Abergel shown here, as she prepped to wear her J. Mendel dress on the red carpet. Click to go behind the scenes. [wrn_button url="https://www.instyle.com/instyle/package/general/photos/0,,20689921_20718465_21363992,00.html" text="See the Photos" title=" See the Photos"] MORE:Maria Sharapova's Best Looks EverMaria Sharapova at Wimbledon 2013Get Maria's Wimbledon Tennis Look! 01 of 06 Hairstylist Adir Abergel Works His Magic Courtesy Photo "Hair up or down?" Sharapova wondered as she got ready for the event. Luckly she had an expert on hand to help her figure it out: hairstylist Adir Abergel. 02 of 06 Sugar Rush With Sugarpova Courtesy Photo "The ultimate ESPY snack: Sugarpova!" the tennis star said of her pre-carpet snack. 03 of 06 Body Makeup to the Rescue Courtesy Photo Her red carpet secret: Using body makeup to get rid of the tan lines. Notice the dress is already on and dress protection is in place! 04 of 06 Accessories Options Courtesy Photo "The ultimate accessories are an evening clutch and high heels," Sharapova said. She had some great options, too. 05 of 06 Practicing Her Speech Courtesy Photo Sharapova practiced her speech before heading on stage to present NFL football player Adrian Peterson with the Best Comeback Athlete alongside Kevin Bacon. 06 of 06 The Final Look Picture Perfect/Rex USA It was worth all the prep work! Sharapova shined on the red carpet in a J. Mendel dress, Irene Neuwirth jewelry and Casadei heels.