Daniela Hantuchova on beating Martina Hingis, her love for tennis and partying with Roger Federer

Daniela Hantuchova is considered by many to be a veteran of the women’s WTA Tour in tennis. But at only 29 years old, the striking Slovakian beauty still has years left of passion for the sport. Looking chic and casual, Dani took time out of her schedule during a recent stop in Germany to answer a few questions from Tennis Grandstand. She shared her most memorable moment on court where she defeated Martina Hingis, her love for tennis and the three tennis players she would most want to party with.

After receiving the “Newcomer of the Year” award from the WTA Tour back in 2001, twelve years later, Dani is still solidly in the top 20. She has reached two doubles slam finals at the Australian and French Opens and is only the fifth women in history to win the mixed doubles championship at all four grand slams. Her first mixed doubles win came at the tender age of 18 and she won her most recent singles title in February at Pattaya City. Clearly, age doesn’t matter to a champion.

With the tennis world recently having seen a resurgence of the veterans on the women’s tour sweeping the grand slams, it is perhaps Dani’s turn for her own singles title-winning two weeks at a slam. Only time will tell, but in the meantime, enjoy the video below as she answers questions about her most memorable moment on court, her love and dedication to tennis and the three players she most wants to party with. Hint: one is Swiss, one is Polish and one is Danish! 

(video via adidas tennis)