Bar Refaeli and Rafael Nadal Hit the Courts

Israeli supermodel takes part in NIKE tennis tournament in N.Y. alongside tennis giants such as Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova.

Haaretz Service
Haaretz Service

Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli joined world champion tennis player Rafael Nadal Thursday to play a friendly tennis match in New York as part of a NIKE promotion campaign.

Bar Refaeli and Rafael Nadal in N.Y., Aug. 25, 2010.Credit: AP

Refaeli, who apparently never played tennis before the offer to participate in the games, showed the judge, tennis star Serena Williams, that she was more than just a pretty face with moves that even she seemed surprised to have pulled off.

Refaeli and Nadal, who were called "Team Rafa" by the reporters and the audience, took the tournament by storm and won first place.

Other participants included Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova.

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