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International music star Shakira plays tennis!

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Shakira is a longtime friend of King of Clay Rafael Nadal Having made albums across genres of music, Colombian superstar Shakira , although athleti ...

KEY BISCAYNE, FL - MARCH 30:  Singer Shakira watches as Rafael Nadal of Spain plays Frederico Gil of Portugal during day eight of the Sony Ericsson Open at the Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 30, 2009 in Key Biscayne, Florida.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Shakira is a longtime friend of King of Clay Rafael Nadal 

Having made albums across genres of music, Colombian superstar Shakira , although athletic, is most closely associated with football. The 34-year-old sang the theme song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, hosted in South Africa, and ‘Waka Waka' went on to become a worldwide hit.

Known to favour running, the singer is also married to FC Barcelona center-back Gerard Pique, with whom she shares sons Sasha and Milan. But yesterday, sheshared a video of herself on a clay court, attempting to hit some forehand volleys across the net.

An interesting fact – Shakira is friends with 14-time Grand Slam winner and former World No. 1 Rafael Nadal, who is regarded as the King of Clay and thebest player on that surfae. 30-year-old Nadal also starred in the video for Shakira's 2010 song Gypsy.

Interestingly, Nadal supports Spanish club Real Madrid – the longtime rivals of Shakira’s husband’s club, FC Barcelona. That might make for some intriguing conversation!

Although her tennis skills may need a bit of work, the multi-platinum crooner could teach tennis’ biggest stars a thing or two about singing!

Watch the singer show off her volleying:


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