Hantuchova graces ESPN's Body Issue

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 /by

Daniela Hantuchova"I burn a lot because I work so much on the court, but I don't watch calories. I like sweets, so I have to be careful before matches and eat healthy. But once a tournament is finished, I don't care."

We should all be so lucky.

Daniela Hantuchova is a many splendored woman: an excellent tennis player (world No. 33), sometimes a then-giant killer (upending Caroline Wozniacki at the 2011 French Open), and also, yes, a beautiful person. A sight to behold. Thus, it's no surprise that she follows Serena Williams and Vera Zvonareva in appearing before the cameras for ESPN The Magazine's annual Body Issue.

There's precedent for Hantuchova's (lack of) coverage: She featured prominently in Sports Illustrated's 2009 Swimsuit Issue, alongside fellow pros Maria Kirilenko and Tatiana Golovin. As mentioned above, Serena and Vera previously bared nearly all, here and here. (Here, a gallery of other top athletes' Body shots. For one, soccer star Abby Wambach looks amazing.)

Do you like Slovakian beauty Dani's photos, and the accompanying attention that this gives tennis? Says here it's a win-win. Tennis players both male and female possess amazing physical specimens.

WIMBLEDON POSTSCRIPT: "Dancing with Serena, baby!"—Roger Federer's exclamation about attending the Wimbledon Ball.

—Jonathan Scott (Talk to me on Twitter @jonscott9.)

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