Grammy winning artist Brandy was a busy lady at this year's Sony Ericsson Tennis Open in Florida this past weekend.
She not only sang the national anthem on Saturday night to kick off a high profile tennis match between top-ranked Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori, but played in an exhibition match against World Tennis Association No. 6 Jelena Jankovic on Friday afternoon!
As an avid tennis fan, who is known to trade blows with tennis player pal Serena Williams on the court, Brandy could barely contain her excitement, saying:
"I can’t believe I’m here! I enjoy watching tennis and also playing the sport, so it is exciting hitting with Jelena. She’s a great player."
Apparently, Brandy isn't too bad herself because she held her own against the tennis pro, but admits she wasn't completely confident, saying:
"I was nervous. Thought I played terrible, but Jelena was nice enough not to go smacking winners left and right, making me look bad. She was really friendly."
Her opponent, who happens to be a fan, enjoyed the opportunity as well and told reporters:
"It was a lot of fun. It was so nice to meet her. I’m a big fan of Brandy’s, so I loved hitting with her."
After he exhibition match, Brandy attend the match between Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan (pictured above) in her downtime on Friday.
Sounds like she really took advantage of her time at the Open and now we know how Brandy keeps that fab physique of hers!
[Image via Getty Images.]
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