Security tries to prevent Maria Sharapova from entering the section of a player at the Australian Open

Hilarious moments of security try to prevent Maria Sharapova from entering the section of a player at the Australian Open

  • Watchful guard refused to let Maria Sharapova pass without showing her ID
  • Former World No. 1 did not have her access key to the only section of players to see
  • Sharapova defeated her opponent Harriet Dart in the first round with 6-0 6-0 to make progress

Brittany Chain for Daily Mail Australia

A security officer who mans the doors to the only part of the player at the Australian Open did not recognize Maria Sharapova when she stepped inside.

Sharapova was flanked by two men – both of whom had their full access line – when she came in through the double doors.

Dressed in a gray sweater and her hair tied in a ponytail, Sharapova, currently ranked 30, tried to walk right past the woman's safety without showing an identity card.

Former world number 1 came out on top in her first round against Harriet Dart and beat her 6-0 6-0

Former world number 1 came out on top in her first round against Harriet Dart and beat her 6-0 6-0

It is unclear whether the woman did not recognize the famous star or simply followed the protocol.

Sharapova took a few steps back after she had greeted a friend to flash her identity card, which she held in her hand.

The former world does not. 1 was the best in her first round against Harriet Dart, who beat her 6-0 6-0.

She wrapped the match in just over an hour and managed to secure her spot in the second round on Monday.

A guard who mans the doors to the only section of the player at the Australian Open did not recognize Maria Sharapova when she went inside

A guard who mans the doors to the only section of the player at the Australian Open did not recognize Maria Sharapova when she went inside

A guard who mans the doors to the only section of the player at the Australian Open did not recognize Maria Sharapova when she went inside

She wrapped the match in just over an hour and managed to secure her spot in the second round on Monday

She wrapped the match in just over an hour and managed to secure her spot in the second round on Monday

She wrapped the match in just over an hour and managed to secure her spot in the second round on Monday

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