ESPN: The Body Issue
Showing that you don't have to choose between killer instinct on the tennis court and killer looks off of it, Dani has become one of the latest star athletes to pose for ESPN Magazine: The Body Issue, an annual magazine that has been running since 2009 that features all kinds of athletes sharing their stories, sans-clothes.
"I'm always open to new opportunities, so I figured why not?" Daniela said. "I wanted to do it with class and not show too much of anything, but as an athlete, I'm pretty confident about my body, so I guess I'm not afraid of anything."
Among the topics Daniela discusses are getting started in tennis, what keeps her passion burning in the sport, the physical challenges she has to endure, and of course her training, her nutrition and - the subject of the magazine - her body.
Daniela is also asked whether she has ever felt self-conscious about her body. "Absolutely not," she says. "I think I was so focused on tennis and trying to win, as well as school and piano, that there was never really time to think about that."
This is the fourth time a professional tennis star has been featured in ESPN Magazine: The Body Issue, after James Blake and Serena Williams (in the inaugural issue in 2009) and Vera Zvonareva (in 2011).