Moscow: A short hair-look by Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova caught the chatter amongst fans but as it turned out, the new look was just a wig for a shoot.
The glamorous tennis player admitted that she had never expected such extreme reactions from her fans as it was witnessed.
"Wow, when I posted those photos with the short hair I had no idea everyone would all go bananza....( my dear friends, I never actually said I cut my hair!)", wrote Sharapova on her official Facebook page as she posted a picture with usual long hair to go along with it.
Websites and portals were swamped with fans expressing their disapproval of the 'new look'.
"I am in shock! It's too short!" Singaporean fan Keith Chern commented on Sharapova's Facebook page.
"You've become completely different, also interesting, but I liked you better with the long hair!" said Russian fan Kseniya Maksimenko.
Sharapova's new 'hairstyle' even attracted some offers of marriage, but the World No. 2 is already engaged to Slovenian basketball player Sasha Vujacic.
(With IANS inputs)