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Beautiful tennis star Daniela Hantuchova throws out first pitch at Padres game (vid/pics)


Daniela Hantuchova, 30, threw out the first pitch before the San Diego Padres-Cincinnati Reds game at PETCO Park on Tuesday. Hantuchova, currently is at No. 45 in the WTA rankings and is in the San Diego area competing this week in the WTA Southern California Open in nearby Carlsbad.

And, as one would expect when she took her spot on the mound — yes, the mound — this world-class athlete from Slovakia showed everyone how a ceremonial first pitch is supposed to be done.


Flawless windup and perfect delivery. Well done. And perhaps for good reason. Hantuchova uploaded photos to her Facebook page showing that she practiced beforehand. Smart girl. And equally attractive, as evidenced by the fact that Miss Hantuchova appeared in the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and the 2012 edition of ESPN The Magazine‘s “The Body Issue.” She was featured on one of the six special edition covers as well, which is one of the photos included below.